LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials say Michigan is positioned to require more of its electricity to come from wind and other renewable sources.
Existing law sets a 10 percent target that must be met in 2015. A report issued Monday to Gov. Rick Snyder says 15 percent renewable power by 2020 and 30 percent by 2035 are "achievable."
The report is expected to guide Snyder and lawmakers as they consider updating a 2008 law that instituted green power and energy-efficiency mandates while overhauling competition in the electricity market.
At Snyder's request, Michigan regulators and the state Energy Office spent a year developing the report and holding public hearings.
In all, 29 states and Washington, D.C., have renewable standards.