LANSING — Today the Michigan Conservative Energy Forum (MCEF) announced the addition of Vytau Virskus to its Leadership Council. Virskus is the Principal Founder at Millenium Power Company. He has over 35 years of experience in power generation, energy management, and building automation. Additionally, Virskus has helped school districts, universities, and hospitals achieve more than $30 million in energy savings to date. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

The MCEF Leadership Council is comprised of conservative leaders who believe Michigan needs to diversify its energy portfolio and move towards a true “All of the Above” generation mix, with an emphasis on transitioning to cleaner and more renewable forms of energy.

“MCEF continually strives to work with individuals who are passionate about transforming Michigan’s energy landscape,” said Larry Ward, Executive Director of MCEF. “With Vytau’s addition to our Leadership Council, today we acquire not only someone interested in promoting conservative energy solutions, but a long-standing leader in Michigan’s energy industry. With his decades of technical and policy expertise, Vytau will help bolster our organization’s education and outreach efforts. We are excited to work with him and learn from his experiences.”

“I look forward to working with the MCEF team and my fellow Leadership Council members to promote cost-effective, clean, and efficient energy for Michigan residents and businesses,” said Vytau Virskus, MCEF Leadership Council Member. “Energy efficiency is not too lofty of a goal; it’s the easiest and cheapest form of energy because it is energy we don’t use - an avoided cost. It’s important that we continue to invest in energy efficient technology now to reap the future rewards, like lower electric bills and even less reliance on our electric grid. Environmental prudence, together with economic and social benefit, must be applied to both the production of energy, and its use.”

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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 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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