Wind development in Michigan has taken place mostly in the Thumb region, such as here in Ubly, Michigan.

Stronger standards needed as renewable prices decline, advocates say

Stronger renewable energy standards are needed in Michigan, even though prices for renewables are declining and becoming more competitive with fossil fuels, advocates say. While some Republicans argue that wind energy no longer needs government support and that market forces will drive renewables, others say legislation remains key to guiding the state's energy future.