Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp.; audio on electric car testimony in committee

House Energy Committee Chair Rep. Gary Glenn talks about Tuesday’s committee meeting featuring testimony from the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, the Michigan Public Service Commission, Ford Motor Co., DTE and Consumers Energy on electric vehicles and their future impact on Michigan’s electric grid.  

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp.; audio on wind farm conflicts of interest

Rep. Glenn talks about his testimony Tuesday before the House Energy Committee on his bill designed to prevent conflicts of interest for local officials related to potential wind farm deals.  Rep. Glenn’s bill would require members of local government planning commissions to disqualify themselves from voting on issues on which they have direct financial interests.  

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Twp; audio on ship ballast water discharge legislation

Rep. Glenn talks about HB 5095, a bill he is co-sponsoring, that would employ U.S. Coast Guard regulations as the standard for vessels releasing ballast water in Michigan’s Great Lakes waters.  Michigan’s current ballast water regulations, according to Rep. Glenn, put the state at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states and Ontario, all of whom…

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland; audio on Palisades power plant announcement

Rep. Glenn, the Chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, talks about Thursday’s announcement that the Palisades power plant in southwest Michigan will remain open until 2022, and the role VanBuren County Representative Beth Griffin played in efforts to keep the facility open four additional years.  

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland; audio on fire safety legislation

Rep. Glenn talks about his HB 4400, which requires the Michigan Construction Code Commission to include among its 17 members a certified fire protection specialist or a fire inspector.   The legislation, which was brought to Rep. Glenn by Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin, was approved in the House last session but not taken up…