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HB 5205 - Defines Solid Waste as a Renewable Energy Resource - Michigan Key Vote

Wayne Schmidt voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (63-46) - (Key vote)
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Title: Defines Solid Waste as a Renewable Energy Resource

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the defines solid waste as a renewable energy source.

  • Expands the definition of “renewable energy resources” to include the following resources (Sec. 11):
    • Municipal solid waste, including both the biogenic and anthropogenic fractions; and 
    • Fuel that has been manufactured in whole or significant part from waste, including, but not limited to, municipal solid waste.
  • Expands the definition of “renewable energy” to include energy steam generated using a renewable energy facility (Sec. 11).


Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Defines Solid Waste as a Renewable Energy Resource


  • Aric Nesbitt (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
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