Investing in an all-of-the-above energy strategy means investing in Michigan’s energy future. Natural gas, hydro, wind, solar, and nuclear all work together in different ways to support Michigan’s energy needs.
|1. Reliability: Too much reliance on any one energy source could put both reliability and affordability at risk. Combining renewables with natural gas and nuclear is the best way to ensure the lights stay on when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. Together, these resources keep Michigan running.|
|2. Affordability: A diverse energy mix will help keep costs stable and predictable for Michigan families and business owners. Combining always-available energy sources like natural gas with intermittent sources like solar and wind ensures we can adapt to changing market conditions to protect Michigan against price spikes.|
|3. Sustainability: Local energy providers are giving Michigan a cleaner, greener energy future. Renewables like wind, solar, and hydro power are increasing their role in our energy supply. Natural gas is also substantially cleaner than any other fossil fuel, releasing approximately 50 percent less carbon dioxide than coal, and 20 to 30 percent less than oil. Combining diverse, cleaner fuels with increased energy efficiency will help us keep Michigan powered 24/7 while also reducing our carbon footprint holistically.|
|4. Flexibility: A diverse energy mix helps Michigan prepare for anything and everything. An all-of-the-above energy mix will support a vibrant economy, dynamic job market, strong communities, and a secure energy future.|
Supporting Investments in Natural Gas
Michigan must continue to invest in our energy infrastructure to keep energy reliable and affordable for all Michiganders. The only question is whether we will stay on course to build a truly diverse energy infrastructure, or whether we will allow out-of-state special interests to push us into focusing solely on renewables. The Michigan Public Service Commission is considering the answer to that question right now. Take 2 minutes TODAY to add your name to our petition to show you support natural gas and a diverse energy mix!