Snyder Wants More Renewable Energy

By: AP
By: AP

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder says he favors boosting the portion of electricity in Michigan that's generated from renewable sources but hasn't decided how much the increase should be.

Under state law, Michigan's suppliers must produce at least 10 percent of their power from sources such as wind and the sun by 2015. Voters last year rejected a proposal for a 25 percent standard by 2025.

Snyder appointed a fact-finding team that held a series of public meetings on the issue this year.

In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press on Mackinac Island, Snyder says he hadn't time for a detailed review of the team's findings. He says he'd like to begin establishing a range of options by the end of the year but doesn't have a specific timetable.

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