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The Conference on Michigan's Future: Energy, Economy & Environment

Friday, November 1 - Sunday November 3, 2013 @ Crystal Mountain Resort

A conference inviting leaders from business, industry, government and non-profit organizations to explore the future of energy, the economy and the environment of Michigan. 

The program includes:
  • Renewable Energy - esp. wind & solar - inc. transmission & storage
  • Energy Efficiency & Conservation - inc. Passive House Standard, Plug In Electric Vehicles
  • Hydrocarbon Deposits - inc. Extraction, Transportation, Fracking, Peaking & Supply
  • Climate Change - Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide
  • Food Growth & Distribution
  • Land Use & Urban Planning
  • Economics Update - inc. breakthroughs and findings in economic research
  • Big Picture / Systems Thinking - Energy, Economy, Environment, Civilization

Speakers Include:
  • David Hughes - The Future of Hydrocarbon Energy
  • William R. Catton Jr. - Overshoot - The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change
  • Marija Ilic - Smart Grid to Sustainability:  Two Low Cost Green Azores Islands
  • Charles A.S. Hall - Energy Return on Energy Investment (EROI)
  • Bill Schoenlein - Pumped Storage in Michigan, CMS
  • Chuck Conlen - Utility Wind Projects, DTE
  • Bill White - "America's Power Plan"
  • Dennis McKee - Smart Electric Metering, CMS
  • Jim MacInnes - Biophysical Economics
  • Jan Mueller - Innovation, Investment & Adapting to a New Energy Reality
  • Jim Olson - Protecting Michigan's Water
  • Paul Isley - Michigan's Economy: Past, Present, Future
  • Arnold Boezaart - Off Shore Wind in the Great Lakes
  • Skip Pruss - High Penetration Scenarios
  • Barry Johnson - Leveraging Economic Interests & Environmental Interests
  • Peter Sinclair - Climate Change
  • Nicole Foss - Global View: Energy, Environment, Finance
  • Laurence Boomert - Community Solutions & Revitalization
  • Aaron Wissner - Designing for a Local Future
  • Brian Keeley - Ordinances on Industrial Activity and Hydrocarbon Extraction
  • Laura Raush - MISO
  • Dennis Marvin - Advanced Generation\
  • Gail Philbin - CAFO
For selected biographies, visit the Speakers page.


Registration:

Registration is open.  Early bird rates are available. Visit the Registration page for details.


Sponsors:
  • Consumers Energy, Gold Sponsor
  • ITC Holdings, Silver Sponsor

  • Local Future
  • Crystal Mountain Resort
  • Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas - ASPO-USA
  • Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
  • 5 Lakes Energy