Michigan LCV: Whitmer appoints energy leader to the Public Service Commission
LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today praised Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for appointing Tremaine Phillips to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).
“We commend Gov. Whitmer for appointing a commissioner who has extensive knowledge, expertise and achievements in the energy sector,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “Tremaine Phillips is a leader who is passionate about expanding more affordable clean energy options for citizens and businesses. We look forward to working with the Public Service Commission to address climate change by rapidly reducing Michigan’s carbon footprint through aggressive investments in renewable sources, like wind and solar.”
Phillips is the current director of the Cincinnati 2030 District – helping the city become an emerging leader in sustainability by reducing water and energy use from buildings. Greater Cincinnati was recently recognized by Site Selection Magazine as the most sustainable metro area in the country for the second year in a row. Before his work in Cincinnati, Phillips was vice president for strategic initiatives at Empower Saves in Columbus working on energy efficiency related issues. Phillips was recognized in 2016 with a 40 Under 40 award by Midwest Energy News.
The three-member Michigan Public Service Commission is responsible for regulating public utilities, including electric power, telecommunications and natural gas services. The MPSC has the final say in important energy decisions, such as rate increases and approval of utility companies’ long-term energy plans.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Contact: Rachel Perkins, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, (517) 333-1606