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Topic: Renewable Energy

Initiative would raise Michigan's renewable energy standard to 25 percent

Measure would go before voters in November
From the Detroit Free Press: LANSING -- A group wants to amend Michigan's constitution to more than double the existing requirement for how much of the state's electricity must come from renewable sources by 2025.

Proposed ballot language filed Wednesday for the Nov. 6 election would require the state's utilities to reach 25%, well beyond the current law passed in 2008, which requires 10% of Michigan's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2015.

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