LANSING — Susannah Barnes, a Grove City College student from Midland, is a member of the second Michigan 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.
Barnes is a rising sophomore at Grove City College, majoring in economics and minoring in communications. She is an active member of the debate team at GCC. She will be researching the regulations that impact baseload capacity.
“An ‘All of the Above’ approach to energy policy ensures reliable and affordable energy for all,” Barnes said. “Unfortunately, certain regulations make it difficult to have a diverse energy grid. It’s important that Michigan’s energy industry works for the people to provide Michigan residents with dependable electricity. I’m excited to be working with MCEF to educate Michigan ratepayers about the benefits of a manifold energy system.”
Over the course of six months, the MCEF Fellowship Program offers college students 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, visit ww.micef.or.
About MCE: 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. ttp://www.micef.org/