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Michigan’s Renewable Energy Mandate Causing Harm, Probably Unconstitutional

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Michigan’s Renewable Energy Mandate Causing Harm, Probably Unconstitutional

Kevon Martis — Michigan Capitol Confidential — January 18, 2014

Michigan wind energy promoters have used the state’s recently released report to conclude that 30 percent renewable energy generation is readily achievable.
But this is a distortion of the report.
While the paper says it is “technically” possible for Michigan to generate 30 percent of its energy from renewable sources, the report’s list of caveats to that statement paints a starkly different picture.
A look at the report shows that not only is 30 percent is wildly unrealistic, but Michigan’s current mandate of 10 percent by 2015 is causing economic and physical issues already. It is also probably unconstitutional because of the limitations written into the law.
How close is too close?
Regarding wind turbines, the report says:

“[S]etback distances [from turbines to homes] need to be greater than 2 km [1.25 miles] in…

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