2015 Michigan CHP Conference – Audio and Presentations

2015 Michigan CHP Conference Thursday, April 30, 2015 Radisson Dowtown Lansing Welcome remarks – Dan Scripps, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council  – Why CHP in Michigan? –  Jim Leidel, Oakland University Leidel PPT – Policy Panel Discussion:   Panelists included: Tim Lundgren, Varnum LLP Jessica Frohman Lubetsky, Pew Charitable Trusts Melanie McCoy, Sebewaing Light &…

The POWER Act Supporting CHP Introduced in Congress

Today, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and  Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representatives Tom Reed (R-23rd NY) and Earl Blumenauer (D-3rd OR) introduced the Senate and House versions of The Power Resiliency and Efficiency (POWER) Act, which would improve the federal tax incentive for industrial energy efficiency applications, such as combined heat & power (CHP). Summary of the POWER…

WineAmerica 2015 National Grape and Wine Policy Conference

Last week WineAmerica held the 2015 National Grape and Wine Policy Conference in Washington, DC. The conference consisted of visits to Capitol Hill to meet with Representatives and informational panels. The panel presentations covered major legislative issues related to the United States wine industry with presentations from members of Congress, their staff, industry members, and…

CHP Interest Heating Up in Michigan

As Michigan policymakers consider implementing a robust integrated resource planning (IRP) process for forecasting energy supply and demand – or an integrated distribution planning (IDP) process that recognizes the accelerating deployment of distributed energy resources (DERs) and the economic benefits of demand-side energy efficiency programs (more on this from 5 Lakes Energy coming soon), attention…