Lansing, Michigan — the Great Lakes Business Network today announced its sponsorship of the Upper Peninsula Clean Energy Conference series. The group highlights the importance of transitioning to clean energy in the Upper Peninsula, and how making the shift will benefit Michigan’s economy, environment and public health. “Transitioning to clean, renewable energy will create good paying jobs improve our quality of life and save lives by reducing dangerous pollution,” said Larry Bell, GLBN co-chair, and founder and president of Bell’s Brewery and owner of Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba. “Many Michigan business owners know how important clean energy is to our tourism industry, and conferences like this will go a long way toward encouraging more Upper Peninsula businesses to go green.“
The conference series brings together local government, economic development, labor and business leaders from across the Upper Peninsula to build awareness of clean energy opportunities. The first conference in the series will be held via zoom Monday and will continue in January February and March. Topics covered will include upper peninsula energy needs and opportunities, renewable energy in local communities, the U.P. energy task force recommendations and U.P. tribal nations as clean energy leaders. Register for the conference at UPCleanEnergy.org.