Abdul El-Sayed on Energy & Oil
Electric user fee raises $3.3B for clean energy in 15 years
A campaign spokesman for El-Sayed said the state's biggest infrastructure priorities include clean energy infrastructure. El-Sayed generally agrees with the Snyder-appointed 21st Century Infrastructure Commission's finding that Michigan has an
investment gap of $4 billion per year, the spokesman said, but "the recommended investment estimates don't include the need to transition to clean energy ($0 annually)."
As governor, El-Sayed would look to bonding for $600 million and divert
$14 million from the Michigan Department of Corrections to pay for initial investment in water infrastructure systems; a user fee of 0.01 cents per kilowatt hour to raise $105 million for clean energy each year, which he contends could be used to
leverage $3.3 billion in additional investment over 15 years; paying for roads through a 1.5 cents-per-mile vehicle mileage tax and taxing marijuana if it becomes legal in Michigan, to raise more than $1.6 billion per year for maintenance and transit.
Source: BridgeMI.com on 2018 Michigan gubernatorial race
, Mar 6, 2018
Green energy a priority
Any effort to protect our natural resources is incomplete without an equal commitment to green energy and a clean economy. That is why I will accelerate efforts to invest in renewable energy infrastructure and
to incentivize clean manufacturing. I will also support community organizations and small businesses advancing renewable energy and developing green jobs.
Source: 2018 Michigan Gubernatorial website AbdulForMichigan.com
, Nov 1, 2017
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