LANSING — Today, the state’s two largest utilities companies announced an agreement to target a 50 percent clean energy goal by 2030, including investments to ensure that 25 percent of their sold electricity would be generated from renewable sources. In response, House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) issued the following statement:

“I am pleased to see that two of our state's largest energy providers have agreed to establish what should be industry-wide standards for renewable and clean energy. Their commitment will not only help protect the resources that make our state Pure Michigan, but will bolster our economy as well. Renewable and clean energy generation is one of the fastest growing sectors for job growth in the nation, and for Michigan to become a serious player in the 21st century global economy it is vital that we are at the forefront of those innovations. I look forward to their continued partnership in the effort to protect our state’s precious natural resources and provide clean, affordable energy for all.”