In This Issue:

- Huron County Seeks Clarification on Taxes

- Court Rules on Cost Allocation for Transmission Upgrades

- Amended Renewable Energy Plan Yields Rate Reductions

- Solar Panels at GM Tech Center

- New Energy NGO in Michigan

- Wind Towers Shipping from Monroe

- Give a Value to Stable Energy Fuel and Disposal Costs

- Excerpt from Huron County Seeks Clarification on Taxes:

The Huron County Board of Commissioners has resolved to not take any more action regarding wind energy projects until Michigan clarifies the regulation and taxation of wind turbines. Therefore, it has decided not to act on a request to release 26 acres in Windsor Township from restricted “farmland preservation use” needed to build a substation for the new Thumb Loop transmission line. Meanwhile, it has joined with other counties with wind energy projects (including Sanilac, Tuscola, and Gratiot Counties) to form the Michigan Renewable Energy Coalition. The MREC has lobbied the State Tax Commission to formulate a fair process to determine wind turbine tax values and tax depreciation schedules. Now the State Tax Commission has formed a “multiplier committee” consisting of the MREC, local equalization officials, and utility representatives to address the depreciation issue.

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