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Friday, 20 September 2013 14:14

Report: Mich. set to meet renewable energy target

DETROIT (AP) - A new draft report prepared by state officials finds that Michigan's energy providers are on track to meet their 2015 renewable energy mandate, but are capable of more. Existing law sets a 10 percent minimum that must be met by 2015. According to the report released Friday by the state Public Service Commission and the Michigan Energy Office, providers should hit that target in two years, but that 15 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2035 "are achievable." Voters rejected a 2012 ballot initiative that would have ordered utilities to generate 25 percent of their power from solar, wind and other renewables by 2025. Gov. Rick Snyder has said his administration will spend time studying whether a more ambitious standard is needed.