Presentation at Asthma Initiative of Michigan’s Partnership Forum

On June 6, 2017, 5 Lakes Energy Senior Consultant, Laura Sherman, spoke at the Asthma Initiative of Michigan’s 2017 Partnership Forum about outdoor air pollution and human health. Air pollution from sources including coal-fired power plants and vehicles impacts human health across Michigan. For example, particulates, nitrogen oxides, and asthma exacerbate respiratory distress among the…

Companies Push for Fair Energy Rates in Michigan, Minnesota

Companies Push for Fair Energy Rates in Michigan, Minnesota   When a factory is more energy efficient, owners spend less money on heat and power, boosting profits and making the manufacturer more competitive. Unfortunately, industry efforts to improve their energy efficiency face significant barriers in states with unfair rates for what’s known as stand-by power.…

In wake of record outage, Michigan utilities step up tree trimming

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/05/02/power-outages-dte-energy-michigan-consumers-energy/101011886/   A small army of tree huggers was out last week for Arbor Day — and more will be out this month —  planting saplings across metro Detroit and the nation while also cultivating public affection for nature’s celebrated sentinels of shade. As well they should. But down a side street on Detroit’s east side near Grosse Pointe Park,…

5 Lakes Energy Becomes a Certified B Corporation

It’s official! 5 Lakes Energy is now a Certified B Corporation. Reaching this important milestone reinforces our firm’s ongoing commitment to the “triple bottom line” – a measure of sustainability that includes financial, social and environmental measures. We join nearly 2,000 companies worldwide across 130 different industries in the rapidly growing Certified B Corporation, or…

Where the energy storage industry is happening now

From E & E News Tomorrow’s energy storage market will be huge. Can America take it back from Asia and create factories and jobs? Read the whole series including this piece on Michigan: While Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada grabs the headlines, there are arguably more kilowatts of lithium-ion batteries now being produced on the shore of Lake…