Bills would classify burning hazardous waste as renewable energy
MICHIGAN – Today, Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) introduced an eight-bill package that would undermine Michigan’s renewable energy standard by classifying incinerating hazardous waste as renewable energy.
Rep. Nesbitt’s announcement comes after House and Senate Democrats introduced a bill that would double the amount of electricity that utilities are required to produce from legitimate renewable energy sources, like wind and solar.
The following statement is attributed to Clean Water Action’s Michigan Director Nic Clark regarding the Democratic renewable energy plan:
“Yesterday the Democrats in the Michigan legislature announced their intention to pursue an energy policy agenda. It is clear that the Democrats in Lansing understand that investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency will create jobs and protect our Great Lakes. While the concepts in yesterday's announced proposal are a step in the right direction, and if the legislature were to pass them tomorrow I and the more than 250,000 members of Michigan Clean Water Action would be thrilled, I wish that their proposal was bolder and more in line with what is truly needed to embrace a move towards clean renewable energy.