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…

What we are reading this week at 5 Lakes – Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change, Intelligent Energy Efficiency, and more

The clean energy sector is always fast-moving but lately it seems like the changes are lightening paced.  Below is a sample of the latest reports and discussions we are following at 5LE: DOE recently released a study reviewing how Climate Change and Extreme Weather events will challenge the energy sector highlighting vulnerabilities. http://energy.gov/downloads/us-energy-sector-vulnerabilities-climate-change-and-extreme-weather Greentech Media…

How will “Disruptive Challenges’ in the Electric Markets Impact Michigan’s Energy Decisions?

5 Lakes Energy worked with the Erb Institute at UM, Pew Charitable Trusts, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, the Institute for Energy Innovation, Growth Capital Network and NextEnergy to put on a conference in Ann Arbor last week entitled, “How will ‘Disruptive Challenges’ in the Electric Markets Impact Michigan’s Energy Decisions?”.  It was well-attended and…