LANSING — The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MCEF) presented a “Legislative Champion” award today to Representative Tom Barrett (R-Potterville). This award recognizes Representative Barrett’s work to promote legislative solutions that increase ratepayer protection and safeguard the property rights of individuals seeking to generate their own electricity through residential solar. 

“From property rights to solar taxation and a focus on utility companies’ accountability to ratepayers, Representative Barrett has championed energy issues that affect the success of not only the clean energy industry, but the wellbeing of Michiganders and their right to self-generation of clean and renewable energy,” said Larry Ward, MCEF executive director. “MCEF thanks him for his commitment to solving the serious energy challenges facing our state. We look forward to working with him and his colleagues in the legislature as we continue our efforts in 2018.”

“I am honored to receive this award and appreciate the recognition of my hard work,” said Representative Tom Barrett. “Energy policy directly affects every Michigander and I will continue to support conservative policy solutions that will drive innovation, create jobs, and protect ratepayers.” 

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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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