Thought Leadership

  • Economic Impact of Two Renewable Portfolio Standard Scenarios in Michigan, 2015 – 2025

    Economic Impact of Two Renewable Portfolio Standard Scenarios in Michigan, 2015 – 2025

    Michigan Conservative Energy Forum
    5/2014
    Recent shifts in national energy policy have championed the growth of renewable energy as part of an “all of the above” energy development strategy. To promote increased investment in renewable energy and capitalize on the renewable resources found within the state, Michigan adopted Public Act 295 of 2008.1 This act set a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that requires electric providers to generate 10 percent of electricity sales from renewable energy sources by 2015.2
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  • Economic Impact of New Energy Manufacturing in Michigan

    Economic Impact of New Energy Manufacturing in Michigan

    Energy Innovation Business Council
    2/2012
    Global demand for renewable energy continues to increase. The infrastructure to meet this demand for new energy markets will require the manufacturing of devices and components that harness renewable resources or make energy utilization more efficient. This study begins to quantify the economic impact of this type of manufacturing activity within the State of Michigan.
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  • Navigating In A New Moon

    Navigating In A New Moon

    Utilizing an Objective Decision-making Framework in Uncertain Times
    6/2011
    Whether navigating the seas or migrating across an unknown landscape, the ability to analyze available information, understand potential advantages and consequences, and craft a plan for optimizing benefit while mitigating risk has been the differentiator between success and failure since the days of antiquity.
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