This event was held on February 25, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
For decades, the auto industry has been the main economic engine for our state. But even as we struggle to recover from a disastrous recession, massive layoffs, and widespread factory closings, there is no guarantee that the industry will regain its former dominance. Green energy may be the key to reviving Michigan's industrial legacy. At this panel discussion, three experts will discuss the future of green energy in our state and the effect that this burgeoning industry will have on our economy. Larry Kaufman of DTE will discuss solar energy, Trista Gregorski of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth will discuss wind energy; and Sean Reed of Clean Energy Coalition will discuss biofuels and local initiatives.
This presentation is held in conjunction with Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2010, which, this year focuses on the subject of Michigan and Jerry Dennis' book 'The Living Great Lakes: Searching For The Heart Of This Inland Seas.'