Michigan Proposal 3 Results: State Rejects Renewable Energy Proposal
Proposal 3, a state ballot initiative promoting renewable energy, fizzled out at the polls Tuesday. 36 percent of voters supported the measure, while 64 percent came out against it, according to the Detroit Free Press at 12:27 a.m Wednesday.July 2012: The most important clean-energy vote this year is in Michigan | Grist
Also known as the 25 by 2025 proposal, Prop 3 would have amended the Michigan constitution to mandate a new renewable energy standard for the state's energy utilities. It set a deadline of 2025 to require electric utilities to generate at least 25 percent of their annual retail sales of electricity from renewable energy sources, which include wind, solar, biomass and hydropower.
Probably the most important energy-related vote this November is happening in the swing state of Michigan, where voters will decide whether to substantially boost the state’s renewable energy standard (RES). It’s a big deal for all sorts of reasons, many of which extend beyond the state itself.