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MAREC to host panel on pros, cons of Proposal 3

  • Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center

Posted on October 16, 2012

A panel of environmental, public policy and business experts will discuss the pros and cons of Proposal 3, a proposition to increase the Michigan renewable energy portfolio standard to 25 percent by 2025.  The event will be hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center.

The panel will discuss a range of topics and will reflect a variety of perspectives on the proposal, which will appear on the November 6 ballot. The program will open with an overview on the constitutional amendment element of the proposal by Bruce Goodman, senior partner at Varnum Law. Arnold (Arn) Boezaart, director of MAREC, will moderate the discussion and guide a balanced question and answer period after initial presentations by each panel participant.

Proposal 3: 25 x 2025 Renewable Energy Panel
October 22
6-7:30 p.m.
MAREC, 200 Viridian Dr., Muskegon
The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include:
- James Clift, policy director for the Michigan Environmental Council
- Cindy Larson, president of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
- Nancy Moody, director of State Government Affairs for DTE Energy
- Tiffany Hartung, Michigan Beyond Coal Campaign representative for the Sierra Club
- Wes Eklund, president of Fleet Engineering, Inc.
- Bruce Goodman, Varnum Law Firm
- Art Toy, 4 Elements Energy

For more information, contact MAREC at (616) 331-6900 or visit

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