2017 Senate Bill 475

Mandate 50 percent of Michigan electricity come from renewables

Introduced in the Senate

June 21, 2017

Introduced by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-18)

To mandate that at least half the electricity consumed in Michigan be generated from renewable sources. Nationwide, not counting hydro-power from dams, renewable sources provide 8.4 percent of U.S. electricity. In Michigan adding renewable sources primarily means more wind turbines, of which there were nearly 900 when the bill was introduced.

Referred to the Committee on Environment, Energy, and Technology