October 1, 2015
The State of Michigan announced September 1, 2015 that it will develop its own State Carbon Implementation Plan (SCIP) to ensure it retains control of its energy future.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 3 issued its first-ever rule to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants. Every state must either develop its own plan to comply with the rule or be subject to the federal implementation plan (FIP).
“The best way to protect Michigan is to develop a state plan that reflects Michigan’s priorities of adaptability, affordability, reliability and protection of the environment,” said Governor Rick Snyder. “We need to seize the opportunity to make Michigan’s energy decisions in Lansing, not leave them in the hands of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.”
“While the multi-agency state review of the utility carbon rule is ongoing, we have determined that with participation from our stakeholders, Michigan can forge a reasonable path to compliance,” said DEQ Director Dan Wyant.
“Compared to the EPA’s proposed rule, the final rule gives Michigan more time to reach our requirements,” said MAE Executive Director Valerie Brader. “While the EPA did not accept all of our suggestions to improve its proposed rule, they did recognize our concerns about competitiveness in energy production. Michigan has made significant progress in recent decades to clean up its power production, and the EPA’s final rule recognizes our progress compared to other states in the region.”
Michigan soon will announce details of the stakeholder process expected to begin by the end of the year.
What this means to you
Michigan will develop its own State Implementation Plan (SIP) to comply with the Obama Administration Clean Power Plan. It does not intend be subject to a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP).
MIRATECH can help
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