Michigan’s forward-thinking Democratic governor, Jennifer Granholm, has shepherded through legislation requiring a doubling in the amount of renewable energy supplied by the major power utilities. By doing this she is blazing a new path to creating markets for green energy that will benefit our ailing state and the country as a whole. It is THIS kind of investment that is being promoted by Senator Obama and Michigan is going to be a large beneficiary of his administration’s energy policies when he is elected in 2008.
It takes a visionary leader to weather the slings and arrows coming from the fossil-fuel dinosaur-thinking of many in our state. AS you can see from the linked article’s headline, for many this is simply a way to raise our rates. But by creating a market for renewable energy, Gov. Granholm is taking the necessary steps to push this fledgling industry into the forefront. Here’s why Michigan can do it:
It takes courage to take steps like Governor Granholm has done but she is doing Michigan a very big favor and, along with Senator Obama in the White House, their vision may be the very thing that saves our state from the follies of the automotive industry.
And for that, I am thankful.
I’m just sayin’…