LANSING — One Baraga County native who did research on the U.P. Energy Crisis last semester with a grant from the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum was just named to the organization’s Leadership Council.
According to the press release, the MCEF Leadership Council is comprised of conservative leaders who believe that Michigan needs to diversify its energy portfolio and move towards a true “All of the Above” generation mix and emphasize a transition to cleaner and more renewable forms of energy.
Putala was one of five individuals chosen for the MCEF Youth Fellowship Program in 2017.
You can find his published report HERE.
Below is the press release from the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum in its entirety.
MCEF Announces New Addition to Leadership Council
LANSING — Today the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MCEF) announced the addition of Jake Putala to its Leadership Council. Putala is a member of the First Congressional District Republican Youth Subcommittee, the Michigan DNR Youth Conservation Council, and serves on the board for the U.P. Whitetails Baraga County Chapter. Prior to his involvement on the Leadership Council, Putala was one of five individuals chosen for the inaugural MCEF Youth Fellowship Program in 2017.
The MCEF Leadership Council is comprised of conservative leaders who believe Michigan needs to diversify its energy portfolio and move towards a true “All of the Above” generation mix, with an emphasis on transitioning to cleaner and more renewable forms of energy.
“Michigan’s young Republicans are making it known that energy is an issue they care deeply about,” said Larry Ward, executive director of MCEF. “Whether for economic, security, or stewardship reasons, our state’s youth are passionate about securing an energy future that is affordable, reliable, and renewable. Jake Putala has been working to spread awareness of the energy crisis in the U.P. and to promote policy solutions like clean energy that will benefit the region he calls home. The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is proud to welcome him to our Leadership Council.”
“Energy policy directly affects the lives of all Michiganders, but especially the residents of the U.P. where our electricity rates are among the highest in the nation,” said Putala, Upper Peninsula native and MCEF Leadership Council Member. “I believe that conservative principles such as free markets and competition will drive down the cost of electricity, encourage innovation, and lead to a diverse and robust energy industry in our great state.”