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.

  • Remembering Earth Day and The Paris Agreement April 25th, 2016

    Remembering Earth Day Forty-six years ago, over 20 million people participated in the nation’s first Earth Day. Pioneered by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day was one of the first of what became to be known as environmental teach-ins. Senator Nelson sought to confront the growing list of environmental issues facing the nation and the… Read more »

  • Corporate investment in renewable energy on the rise in Michigan March 10th, 2016

    “Companies are very interested in how the Switch deal gets done,” said Liesl Clark, president of the Lansing-based Energy Innovation Business Council. But stepping up next with additional renewable investments could be private companies across a range of industry types and sizes, from GM and Steelcase to Black Star Farms LLC winery. Also getting into the game: Municipalities such as Lansing, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, said Clark, who also is a founding principal with 5 Lakes Energy, a Lansing consulting firm.

  • Lower solar prices, tax credits entice homeowners, small businesses March 10th, 2016

    Besides Black Star, a number of other wineries are installing solar, Clark said, including Chateau Chantal Winery, Good Neighbor and Round Barn Winery.