opinion: Clean energy vital for some business owners to increase employment opportunities
With Proposal 3, we have a choice to invest in clean, local energy sources like wind and solar — energy that can be generated right here in our backyards and can employ our friends and neighbors instead of increasing our dependence on energy imported from other states. We send $1.7 billion a year — and the jobs that money could create — to other states for energy instead of creating clean energy here at home.
I know firsthand as a local business owner who installs clean energy systems that Proposal 3 will support Michigan businesses, create tens of thousands of jobs in our state, and give customers more control over their energy costs.
If Proposal 3 passes, I’ll be able to hire more workers and contractors to install clean energy systems and more businesses and homeowners in my community will be able to access clean, reliable energy that supports our local economy and cleans our air. Michigan businesses like mine, and thousands of workers ready to build on Michigan’s growing clean energy economy, are counting on our votes for Proposal 3 this Nov. 6. It’s a choice worth making for Michigan.