State Representative Aric Nesbitt is hoping Michigan lawmakers can approve a new energy policy by the end of the year. Nesbitt, Chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, says a plan has been sent out of committee, but he’s not exactly expecting quick progress in the full chamber.
“We’re hopeful that we can see some continued movement over the next few months,” Nesbitt said.
Governor Rick Snyder has called the reforms one of the state’s biggest priorities. The state needs to figure out how it will replace power lost by the closure of nine coal fired power plants this year. There’s also a focus on on how to encourage renewable energy growth.