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Governor Undecided on Ballot Proposal
Governor Rick Snyder has not yet taken a formal position on the Michigan initiative to require Michigan to have 25 percent of its electric energy produced by renewable resources by 2025, which is expected to be on the ballot in November. He is quoted as stating “I’m not sure on the face of it that it makes a lot of sense.” Although his 2010 campaign website included a statement on global warming and a pledge to create green collar jobs in the state, he has yet to proclaim an energy policy for the state. He believes there is considerable uncertainty about how much energy can be produced cost-effectively in Michigan from wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower.