LANSING — Zach Serzo, an Albion College student from Lake Orion, is a member of the 2ndMichigan Conservative Energy Forum (MCEF) class of research fellows, a select group of college students conducting research to educate and engage state policymakers and the public on the energy challenges facing Michigan.

Serzo is a senior at Albion College, majoring in political science and minoring in history. He is a member of the Albion College Division III football team, as well as a member of the Student- Athlete Advisory Committee. He will be exploring the different uses and applications of battery storage by hosting and producing a podcast series that features guests who have different and varying expertise on the subject.

“Renewable energy such as wind and solar has proven to be an economic force that has helped to create new jobs and business opportunities in Michigan and around the country,” Serzo said. “Another important aspect of the renewable energy conversation is how well we can develop battery storage technology in a way that will help strengthen our power grid and provide affordable and reliable energy for Michiganders. I am excited to be a part of this program and I look forward to working with MCEF to further explore how we can use battery storagetechnologies in the commercial, public, and private sectors.”

Over the course of six months, the MCEF Youth Fellowship Program offers college students and young professionals the opportunity to engage with energy policy experts, conduct and publish their own relevant research on a topic of their choosing, and advocate for energy policy improvements at the local and state level, while learning valuable skills and building relationships for a future career in the public sector.

For more information about the program, or to inquire about the application process for 2019, contact Joanna Lewis at jlewis@micef.org. To learn more about the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, visit www.micef.org.

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About MCEF: The Michigan Conservative Energy Forum is an organization comprised of conservativeswho believe that Michigan should adopt a true “All of the Above” energy policy that includes an increasein our commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency. MCEF believes encouraging diverse and local 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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