American Experiment’s research helps the Mackinac Center for Public Policy fight Michigan’s blackout bill

Liberal lawmakers in Michigan are attempting to pass legislation that would mandate that 100 percent of the electricity generated in Michigan come from carbon-free sources by 2040.

A version of the legislation passed the Michigan Senate last week, and a vote in the House of Representatives could send this legislation to the desk of Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) to be signed into law.

Thankfully, earlier this summer, American Experiment modeled the cost of this proposed legislation for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a state-based free-market think tank in Michigan, and found that these new mandates for wind and solar would result in skyrocketing electricity prices for families and devastating rolling blackouts for everyone.

The Mackinac Center has put out a series of videos explaining how these new mandates for wind and solar will have huge consequences for energy affordability and reliability but produce no measurable benefits for the environment. They will soon publish an extensive report detailing the findings of our modeling.

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