Rep. Glenn: Updated ballast water plan will reinvigorate Michigan’s shipping industry

The state Legislature on Tuesday approved a proposal sponsored by state Rep. Gary Glenn to rekindle Michigan’s shipping industry while maintaining robust standards that keep invasive species from the Great Lakes. Michigan is saddled with the most stringent ballast water discharge laws in the region. The restrictions drove Michigan’s entire ocean-going export business to surrounding…

Glenn: Electric choice fights for survival in Southwest Michigan

State Rep. Gary Glenn, chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, said today a recent order by the Michigan Public Service Commission allows for meaningful electric choice opportunities in areas of Southwest Michigan served by the Indiana Michigan Power Company. Glenn (R-Williams Township) said the monopolistic utility is fighting the order, trying to obtain a…

Professor to Glenn, panel: Energy Freedom plan is a first step toward lower rates

Separating distributor and generator should be goal   A Hillsdale College professor this week said the bipartisan five-bill Energy Freedom plan is a good start to lowering electric rates in Michigan, and suggested that the House Energy Policy Committee work to separate the entities that generate electricity and distribute it to ratepayers. Dr. Gary Wolfram,…

Rep. Glenn issues FOIA request to MPSC for DTE gas plant info

Energy chair: Decision could cost ratepayers billions   State Rep. Gary Glenn, chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for specific emails, calendar items, text messages and other information from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in light of the MPSC’s decision to approve a DTE…