It’s reckless – cementing an energy mandate in the Michigan Constitution, even though the state needs flexibility to meet its evolving energy needs.
Constitutionally mandating that 25 percent of Michigan’s electricity come from renewable sources will strip the state of the flexibility it needs to provide families and businesses with safe, reliable and affordable electric service. The constitution is a foundational document, meant to establish basic rights for the long term. It is not the place for energy policy. That's why not a single state in the nation has taken the extreme step of locking a renewable portfolio standard in its constitution. If Proposal 3 passes, Michigan would be the only state to do so.