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Markkanen proposes plan for affordable energy

LANSING — State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, announced Wednesday he is proposing a plan to make it easier for utility customers in the Upper Peninsula to access clean and affordable energy.

His “Powering Michigan Forward” plan focuses on a state law restricting how many residents can participate in renewable energy efforts.

“Not only will this plan give people throughout the Upper Peninsula the energy freedom they deserve, it also will support jobs in our communities and help our local economy continue its forward momentum,” Markkanen said in his announcement. “Under the Powe...