On December 19, 2013, Governor Snyder held a media roundtable outlining his vision for a "no regrets" energy future by 2025 with the following parameters:
PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
We should set a reasonable, achievable, and efficient range of goals for 2025
Eliminate energy waste
Reduce coal and replace it with newer, cleaner technologies-natural gas
Become a leader in reliability-be in the top quartile for the
number of outages, and top half for duration.
Never experience massive outages due to lack of supply.
Residential customers should spend less on their combined
energy bills (electric and heat) than national averages.
Ensure energy-intensive industries can choose Michigan for
job and investment decisions, to better compete.
Michigan's energy generation needs to be part of a healthier future;
pollution that creates acid rain
particles in the air for the health of Michigan
our renewable portfolio based on relative cost,
reliability, and environmental benefits.