(The following commentary appeared in Midwest Energy News on December 2, 2015) There is a bill under consideration by Congress that stands out as an example of both sound policy and good politics. Located at the intersection of energy and tax policy – S. 1516/H.R. 2657, the Power Efficiency and Resiliency (POWER) Act – would…Details
Skip Pruss and Jamie Scripps of 5 Lakes Energy served on the research team for this report.
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-Posted by Jamie Scripps, Principal
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Wind on the Wires held a roundtable at Macomb Community College to create the opportunity to hear from stakeholders and experts about the impact of wind energy in Michigan. The American Wind Energy Association released “A Wind Vision for New Growth in Michigan” to highlight economic and environmental benefits possible with wind energy growth. Beth…Details
The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council, with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, contracted with 5 Lakes Energy to explore a sustainability program for Michigan’s grape growing and wine industry. Guided by a steering committee comprised of industry members, university partners and council members, 5 Lakes completed a feasibility study that offers a…Details
WRITTEN BYAndy Balaskovitz PHOTO BY Solar Decathlon / Creative Commons After a variety of stakeholders — from utilities to environmental groups — spent the past year and a half trying unsuccessfully to reach consensus in Michigan over the value of solar energy, some Republican lawmakers are looking to end that debate themselves. In December 2013, the…Details
From all of us at 5 Lakes Energy, we wanted to extend our congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards! Best Project: Commercial (Private) – Marquette Food Co-op Best Project: Public – Roseville Community Schools Best Project: Residential – Mike and Jackie Miller (work completed by Amanda Godward at Ecotelligent Homes)…Details
Important insights on the #CleanPowerPlan from Skip Pruss of 5 Lakes Energy in latest Op-Ed in The Detroit News, available here: Energy policy has never been more important than is today. Earlier this month the Obama administration released its Clean Power Plan setting new national carbon emission goals for 47 states, including Michigan, requiring an overall…Details
Analysis using new Michigan model highlights important role for renewables, cogeneration, natural gas in meeting state targets [Lansing and Washington, D.C.] – Reducing energy waste, using more renewable energy sources like solar and wind, cogeneration fueled by natural gas and, depending on long-term price projections, an appropriate amount of natural gas-fired combined cycle generation…Details
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/environment/2015/07/26/fight-may-take-air-mandate-sun-wind-power/30719769/ Gary Heinlein and Jim Lynch, The Detroit News11:31 p.m. EDT July 26, 2015 Lansing — The most tumultuous issue in Gov. Rick Snyder’s bid to reshape Michigan’s energy policy is the battle over whether to require power companies to generate a certain quota of electricity through renewable sources. While environmentalists push for the expansion…Details