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Dozens of manufacturers, developers, suppliers endorse Proposal 3

Dozens of manufacturers, developers, suppliers endorse Proposal 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
CONTACT: Mark Fisk, Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs, (517) 333-1606

LANSING – The American Wind Energy Association on Thursday released a letter from 33 manufacturers, developers and suppliers supporting Proposal 3 and committed to bringing business to Michigan and sparking new business to help implement the 25 by 2025 renewable energy standard.
 
“These businesses know Michigan has enough renewable energy resources to meet the 25 percent standard and will set up shop here in Michigan if state voters send the message that Michigan wants to be a leader in this industry. Local communities will reap the benefits of more jobs and tax base from passing Proposal 3,” said Peter Kelley, vice president of public affairs for AWEA. “These businesses have also seen renewable energy standards at work in other states and, as they note in their letter, residents of Minnesota and Illinois residents have lower electricity bills because of it.”
 
The signers of the letter include: Acciona, Alton Energy, Benchmark Aviation Marine Consulting, Creative Foam Corporation, Danotek Motion Technologies, DNV KEMA, Dokka Fasteners, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables North America, Element Power US, Form G Tech Co, L & L Machine Tool, L&M MACHINE, Lake Michigan Carferry Service, Leeco Steel, Michigan Aerospace Corporation, Nordex USA, Northern Power Systems, NRG Systems, OptoAtmospherics, Orisol Energy, Pattern Energy Group, REpower USA Corporation, RMT, Shepherd Advisors, Solar Energy Industries Association, Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, The Mannik & Smith Group, TPI Composites, Universal Truckload Services, US Mainstream Renewable Power, Vestas-American Wind Technology, and Winergy Drive Systems Corporation.
 
The letter is available at here.
 
More information about Proposal 3 can be found on the campaign website.
 
Follow the ballot initiative on Twitter @MIEnergyMIJobs and on Facebook.
 

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Ashley Napier is a creative, multi- media communication technologist with over ten years of progressive experience in grassroots advocacy, online communication strategy, software implementation/project management, digital media, visual design, social media and copyediting for associations/non-profits. She currently works as a systems administrator with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Before joining AWEA in 2012, Ashley worked for about 10 years at an array of associations and non-profits, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the Center for Schools and Communities. Ashley also co-founded an art collective in Philadelphia: FitzHitz. As co-founder and VP of digital media, Ashley has collaborated with many neophyte artists from developing websites to curating a photo shoots to designing awesome flyers. Ashley graduated with an M.S. in Internet Communication from Shippensburg University in 2011. She received her B.A. in Communication with a focus on visual design from Temple University in 2002.

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