House Energy Policy Committee to hear bills later this month
Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp., chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, discusses a package of bipartisan Energy Freedom legislation unveiled Tuesday during a news conference at the state Capitol in Lansing. Rep. Glenn’s legislation, House Bill 5861, is the main bill in a package intended to allow homeowners, farmers, businesses, and other individuals or organizations the freedom to form cooperatives to own solar or other renewable energy sources without being dependent on monopoly utilities such as Consumers Energy or Detroit Edison. Glenn’s bill will allow more innovative and diverse methods to power homes, businesses, churches, or agricultural production and processing activities at lower costs for electricity.
Rep. Glenn is joined at the news conference by other bill sponsors (from right) Rep. Steve Johnson R-Wayland; Chairman Glenn; Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor; Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte; and Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet.
Rep. Glenn plans to have committee hearings on the bills later this month.