Our Renewable Energy Future

A conversation with energetic Skip Pruss Patrick Sullivan – December 30th, 2013   Published in the Northern Express at:  http://www.northernexpress.com/michigan/article-6199-our-renewable-future.html Stanley “Skip” Pruss is an advocate of renewable energy with an impressive résumé — he served as director of the Department of Environmental Quality under Gov. Granholm. Later, in her administration, Pruss was director of…

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Energy Innovators Awards Gala

Join Mi-EIBC for a night of networking, awards and discussion on Michigan’s advanced energy future! Keynote Speaker: Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison, the world’s largest solar services company, and now consultant and author. Monday, October 28, 2013 6 PM Reception, 7 PM Dinner Kellogg Center, Big 10 Room B, 219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI Mi-EIBC’s first annual fundraising gala…

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Michigan Interfaith Power & Light 2013 Sustainability Conference

SUSTAINABILTY STRATEGIES FOR PEOPLE, PROFIT, & PLANET 9th Annual Conference A collaborative conference presented by Michigan Interfaith Power & Light and Lawrence Tech’s Center for Sustainability September 27-28, 2013   Attendee Registration Now Open Keynotes Announced!   Terry Gips, CEO, Sustainability Associates – see full bio William Spratley, Exec. Director, Green Energy Ohio – see full bio     This conference…

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Michigan Energy Forum

Program Format Beginning at 5:00pm is a networking portion that lasts until about 5:20pm.  At that time the moderator, a member of the steering committee will invite up to four co-panelists to each give a presentation on the monthly topic until about 6:00pm. After the presentations there will be an interactive question and answer session with…

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What We Are Reading this Week – Changing Utility Models Plus Solar Equals Comments from FERC Chair Wellinghoff

It is getting late on a Labor Day Friday but I wanted to chime in before I check out on What We Are Reading this week at 5 Lakes Energy: Here is a great Friday blog by Advanced Energy Economy on the coming challenges to the traditional utility model as solar decreases in cost. http://blog.aee.net/news-utilities–are-they-dinosaurs-telecoms-or-in-transition?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=10140526&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_1bB17ewITrWLps-6o0BFZGHthEPEZTqJjvDgi73oCCCNsWh-5wIZ5von8cfLavwwvPyHI59bgO0my5vGdKL8VrxXu4Q&_hsmi=10140526…

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Continually Decreasing Cost of Wind Falls Lower

Wind is the largest portion of Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).  Our current RPS (Public Act 295 of 2008) was passed in 2008 by a bi-partisan legislature and established a requirement that Michigan investor owned utilities, cooperatives, and municipal utilities generate 10% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Michigan’s investor owned utilities are…

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