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Michigan Conservative Energy Forum calls for "all of the above" energy policy


LANSING (WKZO) -- The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum announced its formation this week ahead of expected proposals from Governor Rick Snyder.  MCEF members say up front not to confuse their effort with being directly affiliated with the state's Republican Party.  If anything, says Executive Director Larry Ward, the state's conservatives have been on the sidelines for far too long when it comes to energy issues.

"We believe Michigan must diversify its energy supply," says Ward, "and move towards an all of the above energy policy that includes developing Michigan-made clean energy resources such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and natural gas, as well as the expansion of energy efficiency programs."

Ward says the forum expects to support Governor Snyder's forthcoming proposals on energy policies in transitioning energy sources from fewer fossil fuels to more renewable energy over time.