A commitment to sustainable energy can be good for businesses and consumers. Michigan is proving that. A new energy policy in 2016 got the state moving in the right direction on energy. We’re adopting more clean energy, keeping prices low and strengthening our reliability.
As the voice for the food, beverage and petroleum industry, the Midwest Independent Retailers Association supports the best solutions for business. That’s why we’re behind Michigan’s energy plan. Reliable, affordable and clean energy is crucial to any successful business.
MIRA is a leader in government and industry relations and closely monitors how state and federal legislation will affect our members. Michigan’s commitment to reduce subsidies and special deals is creating a stable and predictable energy environment. In today’s highly competitive business environment, those commitments are especially important.
Reliability is also key to keeping businesses open and operating efficiently every day.
Equally important, Michigan’s energy plan protects reliability and affordability while still addressing climate change. Michigan’s aggressive commitment to reduce carbon by 80% aligns with international experts and scientists. We’re achieving that with new, cleaner technologies and renewables producing power.
Michigan is showing you can be a leader in renewable energy efforts without sacrificing affordability or reliability. It’s an example for other states to develop energy plans that benefit everyone, including businesses, the economy, communities and the environment.
It’s also a reminder for Michigan. We have the plan to benefit everyone. Disrupting it would only set the state backwards. To get to a clean, reliable, affordable energy future, Michigan must follow the plan we have now.