Michigan Energy Policy: Looking backward and looking forward.

2015 will be a watershed year for energy policy in Michigan – and few states will be watched as carefully by energy policy experts and interested observers.  The expiration of Michigan’s “10 x 2015” renewable energy mandate is framed by accelerating changes in energy markets, new federal regulatory requirements, the proliferation of disruptive new technologies…


Michigan Sustainable Wines

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…


Energy Establishment Stupendously, Spectacularly, Chronically, Woefully, Comically Wrong on Energy Trends

5 Lakes Energy’s own principal and co-founder Skip Pruss was featured on Peter Sinclair’s Climate Denial Crock of the Week. Watch here!




5 Lakes Energy Announces New Principal Jamie Scripps

5 Lakes Energy LLC is pleased to announce that Jamie Scripps has been promoted from Senior Consultant to Principal. In her new role, Scripps joins Stanley “Skip” Pruss, Liesl Eichler Clark, and Douglas Jester in their leadership of the policy consulting firm, which specializes in providing the strategic pathways that enable and accelerate adoption of clean energy technologies and sustainable practices.  …


Michigan EIBC Honors Advanced Energy Leaders – Skip Pruss

  November 13, 2014 LANSING –The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC), an advanced energy business association, last night honored Michigan advanced energy companies at the second annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala. The business awards included three categories: business of the year; emerging company of the year; and employer of the year. The winners included: Business of…


MI Energy Innovators Award Gala – Nov 12th

Join Michigan EIBC for their second annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala on Wednesday, November 12 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available here. Now in its second year, Michigan EIBC’s Energy Innovators Gala honors Michigan energy companies and individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to Michigan’s advanced energy…


5 Lakes Welcomes Cam!

Cam Brown is a consultant for 5 Lakes Energy. Before joining the 5 Lakes team, Cam worked as the environmental affairs coordinator for the California Wine Institute and the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. He has consulted for the Climate Action Campaign and the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council as an industry specialist on sustainability,…


The Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day

Promoting Michigan’s Energy Efficiency Industry The Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day will be two concurrent events promoting Michigan’s energy efficiency industry to the public, legislators and policy makers. PLAN TO ATTEND!! WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 Lansing, MI ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPO – (8:30am – 2:00pm) This Expo will provide exhibitors a chance to tell their story and further…