Governor Signs Energy Bipartisan Package

Aug 4, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Legislation seeking to foster clean energy growth, create good-paying, high-skilled clean energy jobs, and lower energy costs was signed into law this week.

Key Points:

    • Allows local governments and commercial solar energy developments to opt into payments in lieu of taxes (PILT).
    • Solar PILT aims to cut red tape, cut down on costly and time-consuming litigation, and clear the way for more solar energy.
    • Expands the eligibility of properties and projects for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing.
    • C-PACE allows local government units to work with building owners and contractors on energy efficient and climate resilient projects.
    • Removes the sunset of the Michigan Energy Assistance Program, which helps low-income households with energy assistance for electricity, natural gas, and heating bills.
    • Repeals the requirement that state regulations be no stricter than federal rules.

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