Welcome to the 5 Lakes team, Laila!

  ​Laila is a senior at Michigan State University studying Social Relations and Policy in James Madison College. She chairs the Social Relations and Policy Caucus of James Madison Student Senate and takes pride in providing a voice for her constituents. In the past, she has worked at the multi-client lobbying firm, Capitol Services, Inc., and…

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…

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…

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…