Conservative Energy Group Promotes Renewable Energy In Marquette

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The MI Conservative Energy Forum.

The MI Conservative Energy Forum.

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Larry Ward, executive director of the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, called in to the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to discuss his visit to Upper Michigan to host meetings on energy policy.

He called in to promote a public presentation by the group being held tonight at 6:00 o’clock at the Mead Auditorium at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

Ward explained that his visit comes as the Legislature is holding hearings on increasing Michigan’s use of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

He also mentioned that Governor Rick Snyder is currently joining with the Michigan Legislature to address energy issues.

Ward said the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is a group of conservative leaders in Michigan who support expanding the use of clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs and believes that an ‘All of the Above’ energy policy must be pursued, including developing Michigan-made clean energy resources and expanding energy efficiency programs.

LISTEN IN – Larry Ward on the MCEF and it’s mission.


2 Responses to Conservative Energy Group Promotes Renewable Energy In Marquette

  1. I would be glad to provide a counterpoint to Larry Ward’s renewable energy boosterism.

    The MCEF works out of the Sterling Group’s office in Lansing. They are new to the energy scene and will likely disappear after the election this fall. They appear to be a paid astroturf front for yet to be revealed political interests.

    Our bipartisan group has been promoting sound energy policy since 2011 on a volunteer basis.

    Groups like MCEF peddle a lot of talking points but those points are designed to misdirect the listener away from the only 2 questions that matter: how cheaply can we produce energy, and, if emissions avoidance is to be a goal, how quickly and cost effectively can they be avoided.

    I addressed both of those matters before the MI Senate Energy Committee last week:

    Kevon Martis

    Kevon Martis
    April 2, 2014 at 6:09 am

  2. Michigan is a great example of what clean energy can accomplish with the right policies in place.

    The Michigan RES has been an overwhelming success, and the state’s fleet of wind turbines already power more than 300,000 homes.

    Over 3,000 Michiganders work in wind power out of the 80,000 across the country, building and maintaining the high-tech components that keep these innovative machines up and running.

    Thanks to the state’s embracing clean energy, over $1.9 billion has been invested into Michigan wind, driving the economy forward and providing thousands of much-needed jobs.

    Affordable, reliable and clean, wind power is a win-win for Michiganders and the country.

    For more about wind power, visit

    Peebles Squire

    Peebles Squire
    April 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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