Among the many ballot proposals facing Michigan voters this November, is the complicated 25x25 renewable energy initiative.
It would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by the year 2025.
A report out Monday lists some of the problems opponents have with the proposal.
It says utilities would be forced to invest billions of dollars to meet the 25x25 standard. The state would also need another 3,100 wind turbines. Those turbines would require an estimated 500,000 acres of land.
The consultant who looked at the proposal told us its supporters are overestimating the benefits.
"The number of jobs promised has been highly inflated and portrayed inaccurately," said Ken Sikkema of Public Sector Consultants. "Michigan would be in a tough situation because it would lock an arbitrary number into the state constitution-- something that no state has ever done."
This report was paid for by the "Clean Affordable Renewable Energy for Michigan Coalition" -- a group formed to oppose the 25x25 ballot proposal.