Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Here...I'll Stand Still While You Hit Me Over My Head with This Club

A battle is brewing in Michigan over an effort to amend the state constitution to include a renewable energy mandate.
The proposed amendment would commit the state to getting 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources like wind, solar, and biomass power by 2025.
While other states require that a certain percentage of power be generated from renewable sources, none have put this into their constitution. This means Michigan would be the first, if voters pass Proposition 3 in November.

How's that Michigan unemployment number?  Over 9% you say? 

“If you take their study and boil it down, you only get jobs — maybe in the thousands,” Transeth added. “And most of those gains would be offset by other jobs lost in the energy industry.”
A study by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy showed that by 2025 the mandate would cost the state 10,540 jobs, increase the average annual household electric bills by $180, and impose net costs of $2.55 billion on the state economy.
Hit me, baby.  Harder....HARDER!!!!  I can take it.  HIT ME!!!!

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