5 Lakes Energy

5 Lakes Energy is a Michigan-based policy consulting firm offering services in clean energy and the environment to the public and private sector. We provide the strategic pathways that enable and accelerate adoption of clean energy technologies and sustainable practices.

  • Wind Vision for New Growth in Michigan October 9th, 2015

    Wind on the Wires held a roundtable at Macomb Community College to create the opportunity to hear from stakeholders and experts about the impact of wind energy in Michigan. The American Wind Energy Association released “A Wind Vision for New Growth in Michigan” to highlight economic and environmental benefits possible with wind energy growth. Beth… Read more »

  • Michigan Sustainable Winegrowers Program October 7th, 2015
  • Michigan lawmakers, utilities attempt to settle value of solar debate September 28th, 2015

    WRITTEN BYAndy Balaskovitz PHOTO BY Solar Decathlon / Creative Commons After a variety of stakeholders — from utilities to environmental groups — spent the past year and a half trying unsuccessfully to reach consensus in Michigan over the value of solar energy, some Republican lawmakers are looking to end that debate themselves. In December 2013, the… Read more »

What people are saying about 5 Lakes...

5 Lakes’ principals bring a unique blend of policy and political expertise and experience to the table to promote clean energy businesses. Their approach – as well as their passion and dedication – helps provide  their clients with the access, relationships, collaborations and  promotional support they need to succeed. Sterling Corporation has worked as a partner with 5 Lakes on a number of initiatives over the last few years, helping to build bi-partisan solutions to some of our thorniest contemporary energy issues.

5 Lakes Energy has played a critical role in the creation and growth of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. With unmatched energy policy expertise and powerful connections in the state and national energy industry, the 5 Lakes team has assisted in crafting our input to Governor Snyder’s energy policy recommendations, helped execute events to connect industry leaders with policymakers and assisted in growing our membership of advanced energy companies. We couldn’t ask for better partners and allies in growing the advanced energy industry in Michigan than 5 Lakes Energy.

The 5 Lakes team has been very supportive of the Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association (MEECA) as we work to advocate for the advancement of Michigan’s energy efficiency industry.  Their expertise in energy policy and specifically Michigan energy policy is unmatched.