Aric Nesbitt


State Representative Aric Nesbitt says a lot of people want to “play the blame game,” but the Lawton Republican says “it’s also about finding solutions, and making sure that the residents of Flint have clean water.” 

Should We Call Trash-To-Energy A 'Renewable Resource'?

May 7, 2015
A crane puts Kent County's trash into a hopper at Covanta Energy Incorporated
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Michigan is on track to get ten percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2015. Now state legislators are busy working on energy policies for the next ten years. Governor Rick Snyder’s plan focuses on natural gas and aims for 19 percent renewables by 2025. But a bill by State Representative Aric Nesbitt of Lawton could change the state’s definition of ‘renewable.’

Solar Panels at Western Michigan University - file photo

As the state looks to develop a new energy policy, Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow wrote recently that "a path to minimal change is visible." 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is embarking on a big re-write of Michigan’s energy strategy. A state House committee opened hearings on the subject Wednesday. And a lot of the discussion focused on renewable energy. 


(MPRN-Lansing) One of the top Republicans in the state House has introduced bills that would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s energy policies. House Majority Floor Leader Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton), who is chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, introduced the legislation a week before Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to unveil his own plans on the issue.