Encourage Clean Coal and Nuclear Plants

With rising energy costs and increased demand, Michigan needs to capitalize on any advantage it has to lower energy costs and provide alternative energy sources. Mike Cox will offer tax incentives for the construction of clean coal and nuclear facilities while cutting red tape and working with utility companies, labor and investors to ensure that plant applications proceed without excessive delay.

President Obama and Nobel Prize winning Energy Secretary Steven Chu have repeatedly stated that the Nation’s energy future must include clean coal and nuclear power but the Granholm administration continues to fight these common sense job creation opportunities.

Mike Cox was instrumental in resolving a licensing dispute over Consumers Energy’s application to build a new $2 billion clean coal plant in Essexville, just outside Bay City. The project was projected to employ 1,800 skilled tradespeople during construction and hundreds of permanent workers while reducing Consumers’ carbon footprint.