Future Bright for EVs

5 Lakes Energy Partner/Co-founder and Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council President, Liesl Clark, authored the following opinion piece that was published in The Detroit News on September 17, 2017. Future Bright for EVs Last week was Drive Electric Week, and Michiganians across the state are beginning to realize the many benefits of driving an electric…

5 Lakes Energy at Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum “Being the Change” Event

On August 24, Liesl Clark, co-founder and partner at 5 Lakes Energy, spoke at a Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (SMSBF) event entitled “Being the Change.” The member event focused on B-Corps — their history, how B-Corp certification works and how Michigan businesses can benefit from this emerging model.   Liesl presented along with Elissa Hillary,…

Report Highlights Benefits of Distributed Solar

According to a recent white paper from the Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI), in most cases, the growth of solar distributed generation (DG) systems represents a net benefit to all utility customers. The paper was featured in a story by Michigan Public Radio as well as an article in PV Magazine.   The IEI white paper,…

Guidance for Utilities Commissions on Time of Use Rates: A Shared Perspective from Consumer and Clean Energy Advocates

The following paper was co-authored by Douglas Jester, Principal with 5 Lakes Energy. What follows is the text of the introduction and executive summary. To download/view the full paper, please click here. Guidance for Utilities Commissions on Time of Use Rates: A Shared Perspective from Consumer and Clean Energy Advocates Electricity Rate Design Review Paper No. 2…

5 Lakes Energy Becomes a Certified B Corporation

It’s official! 5 Lakes Energy is now a Certified B Corporation. Reaching this important milestone reinforces our firm’s ongoing commitment to the “triple bottom line” – a measure of sustainability that includes financial, social and environmental measures. We join nearly 2,000 companies worldwide across 130 different industries in the rapidly growing Certified B Corporation, or…