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2012 Senate Bill 1363: Allow higher residential utility rates to subsidize Hemlock Semiconductor
  1. Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on November 8, 2012, to allow the indefinite continuation of the special electricity rates granted by Consumers Energy to the Hemlock Semiconductor subsidiary of Dow Corning, which under a 2010 law were exempted from a ban on cross-subsidization between residential and commercial/industrial customers (meaning residential customers pay more so that Hemlock can pay less). Hemlock was one of the recipients of extensive state subsidies granted by the previous two legislatures to electric car battery, photovoltaic solar cell, and other “renewable” energy companies.
    • Referred to the Senate Energy and Technology Committee on November 8, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1363 (Allow higher residential utility rates to subsidize Hemlock Semiconductor )  by jercom on November 21, 2012 

 


My Consumer electric bill is outrageously high now. There are seven added charges besides the actual energy used and of course 4% sales tax. That adds up to almost half of my total bill. Plus they are going to raise rates again next year.


Michigan residents are one of the highest charged in the nation, mainly because between Consumers and DTE they have a monopoly and citizens have no choice. This needs to be changed.


 


Senator Roger Kahn is obviously a RINO.


 


Below are the additions to my Consumers bill.


PSCR


Renewable Energy


System Access


Distribution


Energy Efficiency


Securitization


Securitization Tax


 



Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1363 (Allow higher residential utility rates to subsidize Hemlock Semiconductor )  by MichCon on November 21, 2012 
Absolutely NOT!

Subsidizing private entities should be enough to automatically remove a legislator from his seat.

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1363 (Allow higher residential utility rates to subsidize Hemlock Semiconductor )  by Andrea on November 21, 2012 

This is insane, I don't want to subsidize this crap my bilks are to costly. The taxpayers could use a break, let them sink or swim w/o gov't intervention. You should be ashamed if yourself for bringing anti free mkt legislation.



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