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.”

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About MCEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is an organization comprised of conservatives who believe that Michigan should adopt a true “All of the Above” energy policy that includes an increase in our commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency.  MCEF believes encouraging diverse and clean energy production and reduced energy waste will create jobs and stimulate Michigan’s economy, reduce our reliance on foreign energy, improve our national security, and protect our valuable natural resources. http://www.micef.org/

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