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.

  • Natural gas or renewables? New model helps states decide March 23rd, 2015

    http://www.midwestenergynews.com/2015/03/23/natural-gas-or-renewables-new-model-helps-states-decide/ Posted on 03/23/2015 by Andy Balaskovitz Shifting natural gas prices are making it a challenge for states to place their bets on the most cost-effective and least risky ways to comply with impending carbon regulations. Those prices could likely determine whether it makes sense to replace retiring coal generation with natural gas or renewable… Read more »

  • Michigan and the Clean Power Plan: Clarifying the Compliance Options March 13th, 2015

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to the Clean Power Plan, is currently developing a rule that would require each state to reduce carbon emissions from existing fossil-fueled power plants to a state-specific rate that will be established in the final rule. EPA’s stated intent is to give states great flexibility in how they… Read more »

  • 81 Businesses Support Energy Optimization Programs in Michigan March 9th, 2015

      March 9, 2015   Dear Senator Nofs, Representative Nesbitt, and Members of the Michigan Senate Energy and Technology Committee and Michigan House Energy Policy Committee:   We, the undersigned employers and trade associations – representing thousands of jobs within this state – strongly oppose any effort to eliminate Michigan’s successful and cost-effective Energy Optimization… 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.