There are a few lobbyists styling themselves "Citizens for Energizing Michigan's Economy" who are hammering the radio with political ads criticizing legislators who support expanding energy choice. CEME is, in fact, dependent for funding upon Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy. These guys have been around for awhile, so their pedigree is clear:Touting A 'Looming Energy… Continue reading Citizens for Enervating Michigan’s Economy II
Why asking me for $1.50 per month to help you build more windmills is ridiculous: A new study from Utah State University found that, as of 2013, Michigan’s renewable energy mandate, enacted in 2008, has cost families and businesses here a bundle: $15.1 billion overall, or $3,830 per family, compared to what we would have… Continue reading Dear Consumers Energy,
Michigan voters are faced with 6 ballot proposals in the November election.Proposal 1: Referendum on the Emergency Manager LawProposal 2: The 'Protect Our Jobs' AmendmentProposal 3: '25 x 25' Renewable Energy StandardProposal 4: The Unionization of Home-Based CaregiversProposal 5: The Two-Thirds Majority Tax LimitationProposal 6: The International Bridge/Tunnel Voting RequirementI will have something to say… Continue reading NO on Proposal 3.
FERC YOU!From the Wall Street Journal (requires registration):The Midwest Wind SurtaxYou'd think poor Michigan has enough economic troubles without the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission placing a $300 million to $500 million annual surtax on the state's electric utility bills. But on December 16 FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff announced new rules that would essentially socialize the… Continue reading Taxation in spite of representation