Unapologetic Conservatives Always Knew it Blows
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Posted on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 10:03:10 AM EST
Tags: Costly Energy, Public Act 295 of 2008, SB 213, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Sure .. he is a 'con'servative, Mandates, Tilting at Windmills, Al Gore Warming, Unicorn farts, One term Nerd (all tags)
Looks like the Al Gorezeera thermalgeddon meltdown fraud is being shot down in the Mitten.
Court battles over the Colorado and Minnesota renewable energy mandates could potentially mark the beginning of the end for similar laws in other states, including Michigan.
In June, Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court wrote that Michigan's in-state renewable energy mandate violates the Commerce Clause and is therefore unconstitutional. Judge Posner's statement did not have the weight of law because the issue wasn't directly before him. Nonetheless, many received it as a wake-up call and possible harbinger of things to come.
In 2008, the Michigan Legislature passed a law mandating that 10 percent of the state's energy be produced by in-state renewable energy sources by 2015. This law was supposedly enacted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, aspects of it appear inconsistent with that goal.
The law did not include monitoring requirements to test what effects, if any, the mandate actually has on emissions. Also, although there are several so-called renewable energy sources with wind energy the predominate source used to meet the mandate in Michigan. This has been so in spite of the fact that the federal government says Michigan is not well-suited for wind energy production.
Remember the alleged Republicans who voted for <cough>Brian Calley</cough> this Soylendraish scam of costly energy in Michigan.