November 28th, 2023

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On November 28, Governor Whitmer signed a historic package of clean energy bills that will propel Michigan into leading the nation for the clean energy transition. Senate Bills 271, 273 and 502 create a 100% clean electricity standard, expand access to energy efficiency programs, and empower the Michigan Public Service Commission to regulate big energy utility companies on a broader array of issues impacting residents. Additionally, Senate Bill 519 creates a first-ever Office of Energy & Worker Transition for both workers and communities where coal and gas operations will transition in order to attract and place new industries that require comparable skills.

Michigan LCV was strongly supportive of the clean energy package as it passed through the legislature, and believes this package of bills will play a critical role in reducing our overall carbon emissions while providing safe, clean, and affordable energy to Michiganders.