Virtual Events on Clean Energy: November-May 2021


U.P. Clean Energy Conference Series

This series of monthly virtual events has built awareness and interest among stakeholders in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan about opportunities for clean energy solutions that will work in the UP. Sessions have been designed to connect to the work of the UP Energy Task Force, which was appointed by Governor Whitmer in 2019 to assess the UP's overall energy needs and how they are currently being met and to formulate alternative solutions for meeting the UP's energy needs. The conference series aims to share information and resources and to mobilize enthusiasm for policies and programs that will support a faster and more beneficial energy transition in the UP. The series also promotes more networking among UP leaders to encourage collaborative efforts and learning about clean energy.


Over 500 unique individuals participated in one or more of the events held between November and April. Past Events and their recordings are archived on this website.


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Event Planning Committee

Ryan Stern                   Michigan Building Trades Council

Michael Larson            Michigan Energy Options/ U.P. Energy Task Force

John Kinch                   Michigan Energy Options

Richelle Winkler          Michigan Technological University

Bryan Newland           Bay Mills Indian Community

Ed Rivet                       Michigan Conservative Energy Forum

Bradley Pischea          Land & Liberty Coalition

Chris Swartz                Keweenaw Bay Indian Community/ U.P. Energy Task Force

Sarah Smith                Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Jim Lively                    Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities

Kathie Brosemer        Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Jenn Hill                     City of Marquette/ U.P. Energy Task Force

Matt Gougeon           Marquette Food Co-op

Tonya Swenor            Superior Watershed Partnership/ U.P. Energy Task Force

Douglas Jester          5 Lakes Energy/ U.P. Energy Task Force

Elise Matz                  Utility Consumer Participation Board/ MICARES

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Thank you to these
Upper Peninsula members