Michigan Voters Reject Tougher Clean Energy Goals

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 2:13 PM EST) -- Michigan voters on Tuesday rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have required electric utilities to provide at least 25 percent of their annual retail sales of electricity from wind, solar, biomass and hydropower sources by 2025.

More than 65 percent of voters opposed the measure, according to unofficial election results posted by the Michigan Secretary of State. The proposal would have supplanted a 2008 state energy law that set a standard of 10 percent renewable energy by 2015.

While the proposal would only have...
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