3/5/15 - Michigan’s Chemistry Companies Call for Competitive Energy Policies

LANSING, MI, March 5, 2015 – The Michigan Chemistry Council today welcomed proposals for a comprehensive statewide energy policy to provide for long-term demands while meeting the standards of affordability, reliability, and sustainability.

“We applaud lawmakers for taking on this issue, which is of vital importance to Michigan’s economy and future. Our chemistry company members are significant ratepayers as well as major employers, and we look forward to working with policymakers on a constructive solution. We particularly urge policies to address our state’s electric rates, which continue to rank as the most expensive in the Midwest and above the national average. This is a true competitiveness issue for our industry and our state.”

The MCC's Energy Policy Agenda detailed specific policy initiatives in the four areas of competitive energy costs, energy efficiency, clean energy, and an adaptive Michigan energy policy.

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is Michigan’s third-largest manufacturing sector, supporting nearly 120,000 Michigan jobs and generating $127 million in state and local taxes.

For more information, please visit www.MichiganChemistry.com