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Let it Rip: Proposal 3 and who won the vice-presidential debate

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Up for debate: Proposal 3  (Standard for Renewable Energy, read the full proposal below)

Ken Sikkema OPPOSES:

Sikkema is the former Michigan Senate majority leader and policy fellow at Public Sector Consultants. He's representing the Clean Affordable Renewable Energy for Michigan Coalition, a group opposing Proposal 3.

Doug Jester is in FAVOR:
Jester is with 5 Lakes Energy , will be speaking in support of Proposal 3 on behalf of Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs.

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How it reads on your ballot:

PROPOSAL 12-3  A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH A STANDARD FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

This proposal would:

Require electric utilities to provide at least 25% of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources, which are wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower, by 2025.

Limit to not more than 1% per year electric utility rate increases charged to consumers only to achieve compliance with the renewable energy standard.

Allow annual extensions of the deadline to meet the 25% standard in order to prevent rate increases over the 1% limit.

Require the legislature to enact additional laws to encourage the use of Michigan made equipment and employment of Michigan residents.

Should this proposal be approved?
YES __
NO ____

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