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E-M:/ THURSDAY: Energy Town Hall Meeting in Oakland County

Southeast Michigan Energy Business Expo &
Energy Town Hall

June 5, 2008
Oakland University

Business Expo: 4 - 6 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting: 6 - 8 p.m.
Oakland and Heritage rooms of the
Oakland Center at Oakland University

Be a Part of Michigan's Clean Energy Future

By 2020, energy efficiency alone could increase the state economy by over $600 million and add more than 12,000 new jobs in the state. Clean energy development can be a key part of Michigan's economic development strategy, but the state must be smart about how to implement this policy. Building codes, appliance standards, energy efficiency programs and a renewable energy standard are integral parts of this policy and will be most effective if implemented together.

In particular, three clean energy policies are critical to realizing the significant potential to create new jobs and stimulate economic growth in Michigan. Each policy is integral to ensuring Michigan's clean energy future:

·         Stable, long-term investment in energy efficiency programs by ratepayers

·         Renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS)

·         Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)

Renewable energy and energy efficiency related industries contribute millions of dollars to Michigan's economy every year, while saving millions more on energy bills for the state's families and businesses.

Directions to Oakland University: Take I-75 to exit 79 and go east on University Drive into the main entrance of campus. Take a left onto Meadow Brook Road and parking will be available to your immediate left in Lot 1 or at the end of Wilson Blvd. to your right. The location of the Oakland Center is at the end of Wilson Blvd. and is labeled OC on your attached campus maps.

For more information, please contact David Gard, MEC Energy Program Director at david@environmentalcouncil.org or Tremaine Phillips, MEC Energy Program Associate at tremaine@environmentalcouncil.org. Phone (517) 487-9539.