Check out the MI Energy Forum

The blizzard is over, and you are invited to the next Michigan Energy Forum today (Thursday 2/3/11) at 5:00 at SPARK Central. A link to the event, along with a description of our panelists is provided below: http://www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=10746 Have you ever considered whether you could use renewable energy at your home or small business? Or…

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Michigan Dems, GOP deserve credit for working together under tough circumstances

by Stanley “Skip” Pruss Published in the Detroit Free Press, Sunday, December 19, 2010 Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan Legislature have faced considerable criticism from a public unhappy with government and its leaders. And last month’s election clearly expressed dissatisfaction with current office holders, particularly Democrats. But there is a case to be made…

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A New Sputnik Moment

Originally posted on Facebook by Steven Chu on Monday, November 29, 2010 “In case you missed it, here’s the video of my presentation at the National Press Club today and the slides that go along with it. http://press.org/news-multimedia/videos/cspan/296768-1http://www.energy.gov/media/Chu_NationalPressClub112910.pdf I believe that recent major clean technology advances by China and other countries represent a true “Sputnik Moment”…

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5 Lakes Energy Participates in DoE ERAC Committee

As a selected committee member, 5 Lakes Energy partner Stanley “Skip” Pruss participated in the inaugural Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee (ERAC) at U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters. This introductory meeting covered a broad summary of EERE priorities, strategies, and long-range plans. The focus of the meeting will be on two existing EERE initiatives: (1) the…

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Follow the 5 Lakes Energy blog!

The 5 Lakes Energy blog is our forum that explores the opportunities and challenges Michigan and the Great Lakes Region face in our inevitable transition to the clean energy economy. We will discuss: Accelerating the adoption of clean energy generation technologies. Understanding the economic diversification, investment and job creation potential latent in the clean energy…

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DOE Launches New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the establishment of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC). ERAC is a federal advisory committee whose members will report directly to the Secretary of Energy with advice on the portfolio of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The 19 members selected have…

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