Wind Works in Michigan

The wind industry has come a long way in Michigan and in the nation. From the passage of a comprehensive energy statute in 2008 that included Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, costs have dropped so that wind is now the cheapest generation option, and one of the cheapest additions to the generation fleet even without the federal…

Check out the MI Energy Forum

The blizzard is over, and you are invited to the next Michigan Energy Forum today (Thursday 2/3/11) at 5:00 at SPARK Central. A link to the event, along with a description of our panelists is provided below: http://www.annarborusa.org/events/details?e=10746 Have you ever considered whether you could use renewable energy at your home or small business? Or…

Michigan Dems, GOP deserve credit for working together under tough circumstances

by Stanley “Skip” Pruss Published in the Detroit Free Press, Sunday, December 19, 2010 Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan Legislature have faced considerable criticism from a public unhappy with government and its leaders. And last month’s election clearly expressed dissatisfaction with current office holders, particularly Democrats. But there is a case to be made…

5 Lakes Energy Participates in DoE ERAC Committee

As a selected committee member, 5 Lakes Energy partner Stanley “Skip” Pruss participated in the inaugural Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee (ERAC) at U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters. This introductory meeting covered a broad summary of EERE priorities, strategies, and long-range plans. The focus of the meeting will be on two existing EERE initiatives: (1) the…