Groundwork is leading an initiative to bring U.P. residents, government leaders, businesses and other organizations to a virtual U.P. Clean Energy Conference series.
Clean Energy Conference Interview Series: Mary Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power
Groundwork Clean Energy Program Director Dan Worth discusses how our third annual conference is an important and timely evolution with potentially big results.
When Gary Cozette and Joe Lada climb the ladder to the roof of their “Tower House” near Maple City, they behold a breathtaking view of the Glen Lakes, with the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan in the distance. In their immediate foreground is an array of recently installed, cutting-edge solar panels that harness the power of the sun, represent their commitment to the environment, and make them energy independent. Their solar investment represents both a moral statement and a smart utilitarian choice.
Crystal Mountain near Thompsonville is not your average four-season resort, and Jim MacInnes is not your average CEO. He is a former electrical power engineer and a well-respected environmentalist, known throughout the state as a renewable energy advocate-one who preaches “green,” not only for moral reasons but because clean energy makes economic sense.