The head of the Michigan Public Service Commission says the state must triple the amount of electricity residents gain from wind and other renewable resources within a decade.
WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter has more”¦
The Public Service Commission’s J. Peter Lark predicts the demand for electricity in Michigan will rise by more than one percent every year for the next two decades.
He says that requires a renewed emphasis on wind power and other renewable sources of electricity.
Lark sent a proposal to Governor Jennifer Granholm espousing renewable energy rather than what he calls electricity that comes from volatile and expensive wholesale markets.
The Commission is also proposing that the state build a new power plant within eight years.