The cost of wind power generation is declining in Michigan, and that's helping utilities make significant progress toward meeting the state's renewable-energy goals by 2015, according to a report from the state Public Service Commission. "Wind is the cheapest resource to bring large amounts of renewable energy online," said Julie Baldwin, who heads the PSC's renewable-energy section. A coalition of businesses, labor groups and environmentalists are pushing to increase the state renewable-energy standard to 25% by 2025, which they say would create jobs and lessen state dependence on coal power.

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