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Learning About Michigan’s Renewable Energy Standard

When: Tuesday August 28, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Northwestern Michigan College, Dennos Museum's Janis Room

What: Research and experience have shown that Renewable Energy Standards (RES) are important tools for the development of renewable energy assets across the nation. RES policies set standards for the integration of renewable energy power generation. These standards are written as a prescribed percentage of a utility's overall generation capacity. This seminar will familiarize you with Michigan’s RES and a proposal to increase the current RES to 25 percent by 2025 (25X25). Learn how the RES provides incentives for both commercial and residential solar, wind, and biofuel generation systems, while examining important characteristics that make these standards effective. 

About the Speaker: James Clift is the Policy Director for Michigan Environmental Council (MEC), coordinates MEC’s work on clean energy, air quality, and public health, among other issues, and he is a leading expert on energy policy in the state of Michigan. He played a key role in passage of the 2008 energy laws that set the renewable electricity standard for our state at 10 percent by 2015. 

For more information: Contact NMC Extended Education at 231-995-1700.

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