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Michigan Senator Stabenow Seeks to Impact Renewable Energy

In early March Michigan's Senator Debbie Stabenow attempted to amend pending legislation to renew Section 1603 renewable energy grants (expired 12/31/11) and wind energy production tax credits (expiring 12/31/12). 

Also included in the package of amendments was an extension of the 48c Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit for the expansion, re-equipping, or construction of new factories in the U.S. to produce clean energy technology (expired in 2010).  Her amendments asked for one year extensions, and were to be tacked on to the Surface Transportation Bill, the pending highway spending legislation.  The amendments needed 60 votes, but went down to defeat on a 49-49 vote.

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About this Author

Bruce Goodman, Environmental lawyer, Varnum

Bruce practices energy law, environmental law, and construction law. His energy background includes negotiating electric power sales agreements (both for wholesale sellers of energy and for retail consumers of energy) state electric rate cases, developing municipal energy tariffs, and energy project structuring and permitting. For years, he published a blog focused on alternative energy developments in Michigan. Most recently he has been involved in various alternative energy projects, including wind energy, biofuels and solar projects.

His environmental experience includes air...