Panel on Clean Energy Economy at Central Michigan University

5 Lakes Energy co-founder/partner and Michigan EIBC president Liesl Eichler Clark took part in a panel discussion on the advanced energy economy on Tuesday October 24th. The discussion encompassed the expansion of renewable energy and how it could benefit taxpayers and reduce electricity costs. In addition to Clark, the panel included Scott Hawken, director of project…

Upcoming Panel Discussion: October 24

Liesl Clark, co-founder and partner at 5 Lakes Energy and President of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council, will participate in a panel discussion focused on the clean energy economy on October 24th at Central Michigan University (6:30pm, 161 Anspach Hall).   Thanks to improvements in deployment and technological advancements, wind and solar projects are now…

Future Bright for EVs

5 Lakes Energy Partner/Co-founder and Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council President, Liesl Clark, authored the following opinion piece that was published in The Detroit News on September 17, 2017. Future Bright for EVs Last week was Drive Electric Week, and Michiganians across the state are beginning to realize the many benefits of driving an electric…

Great Lakes Sustainable Wine Alliance Up and Running!

5 Lakes Energy is pleased to be playing a critical role to support the Michigan wine industry in the establishment of the Great Lakes Sustainable Wine Alliance. The Alliance is a collaboration among wineries and vineyards who agree to follow third party standards of sustainability practice and who strive to communicate these efforts to various…

Report Highlights Benefits of Distributed Solar

According to a recent white paper from the Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI), in most cases, the growth of solar distributed generation (DG) systems represents a net benefit to all utility customers. The paper was featured in a story by Michigan Public Radio as well as an article in PV Magazine.   The IEI white paper,…