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Updated December 15, 2009, 10:01 pm

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WE ASK YOU TO VOTE NO on Proposal 3

Michigan voters will find six proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. Proposal 3 would amend the state constitution and require our state to get 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2025, no matter how much it costs customers.
Consumers Energy supports renewable energy. But we oppose Proposal 3. Here’s why:

  • Customers would pay higher bills for years to come due to the $12 billion cost to meet this mandate.
  • Michigan already has a reasonable, affordable standard requiring 10 percent renewable energy by 2015. Consumers Energy already uses renewable sources for 5 percent of the electricity it supplies to customers, and is on track to meet that 10 percent goal.
  • The state constitution is the wrong place for this mandate that would eliminate the flexibility that’s crucial to meeting Michigan’s power needs.

Proposal 3
Bad for Customers, Bad for Michigan

Consumers Energy is far from alone in opposing Proposal 3. The company is part of a strong, broad-based coalition called Clean Affordable Renewable Energy (CARE) for Michigan that was created to fight this bad proposal.

Other CARE members include:

  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Michigan Food and Beverage Association
  • Michigan Manufacturers Association
  • Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Small Business Association of Michigan
  • Michigan State Utility Workers Council

Please visit to learn more about this issue. That’s where you can join the CARE coalition, find the latest news about Proposal 3, get help writing letters to the editor of your local newspaper, and get involved in the campaign against the measure.

Paid for with regulated funds by Consumers Energy Company, One Energy Plaza, Jackson, MI 49201.

Consumers Energy Company customer funds are not being used to oppose Proposal 3.