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.

  • Michigan Should Strengthen its Successful Energy Efficiency Policy March 2nd, 2015

    As the legislature and Governor’s office in Lansing consider changes to Michigan’s energy policy, there is one area upon which there should be consensus: the current extremely successful “Energy Optimization” policy for utility energy efficiency programs should be reinforced and expanded.  Yet remarkably, Michigan’s energy optimization may be repealed. The data on Michigan’s current PA… Read more »

  • Disruptive and Radical Energy Ideas Run Rampant at 2015 ARPA-E Summit February 27th, 2015

    The sixth ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy) summit occurred this last week. This annual event in Washington, D.C. showcases a host of disruptive (and at times, radical) energy ideas that will help create future energy technologies. The goal of ARPA-E grant funding is to accelerate changes in the way America generates, uses, and stores energy. Bringing… Read more »

  • MI Sustainable Winegrowing Trip – Day 3 February 23rd, 2015

    Dave Bos, a Michigan native, has been working in vineyards throughout northern California for the last ten years. To kick off our final day in California, Dave treated us to a rare vineyard tour of Grgich Hills Zinfandel planted in 1890. Remarkably, the block still produces 2 tons of fruit per acre. For Dave, those… 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.