5 Lakes Energy

5 Lakes Energy is a Michigan-based policy consulting firm dedicated to advancing policies and programs that promote clean energy, sustainability and the environment.

5 Lakes Energy works to advance clean energy technologies, clean energy policies, along with sustainability and energy efficiency programs in both the public and private sectors. Their results-oriented business model combined with their expertise has made 5 Lakes Energy a trusted source for businesses, state and federal policy makers, and other stakeholders working in the clean energy space.

The 5 Lakes Energy team is dedicated to the task of making clean energy more available and affordable.  They offer a range of client services including policy development and support, government affairs, public engagement, research, and program development.

  • Other hidden costs of Line 5 August 17th, 2016

    You wouldn’t site, and you wouldn’t build and construct pipelines underneath the Straits today.” Attorney General Bill Schuette [Begging the question:  If a state-of-the-art, 21st Century pipeline presents an unacceptable risk, why is the continued use of an aging, mid-20th Century pipeline acceptable?] Many compelling reasons exist to terminate the use of Line 5, the… Read more »

  • Energy & Climate Notes 072116 July 24th, 2016

    2016 Platforms: “We will enforce the original intent of the Clean Water Act, not it’s distortion by EPA regulations. We will likewise forbid the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide”  Republican Platform 2016 The Republican platform largely denies the existence of climate change, expressly rejects the Paris Climate Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol, and calls for… Read more »

  • Charge Without a Cause? Assessing Electric Utility Demand Charges on Small Consumers July 18th, 2016

    The following paper was co-authored by Douglas Jester, Principal with 5 Lakes Energy, and will be distributed at the upcoming Summer 2016 meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).  What follows is the text of the introduction — to download/view the full paper, please click here. Charge Without a Cause? Assessing Electric… Read more »