Jason Hayes, environmental policy director for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy will addresses the Eastside Republican Club Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the War Memorial.
Hayes has recently written on energy policy for the WSJ and appeared on Fox News.
“Mr. Hayes will tell us about both electricity deregulation and the value of affordable, reliable energy to human well-being,” said ERC chairman Dr. Annette DeSantis Feldpausch in a statement.
“He will also talk about Michigan renewable energy and how our rates are impacted by outside influences. We know it is after the election and very close to a treasured holiday, but I want to stress how valuable this topic is, and being armed with facts is vital."
“The Forum is open to the public at no charge, so we invite anyone interested in energy policy and free-market environmentalism,” Feldpausch added.
Forum doors open at 7 p.m. for coffee and networking in advance of the meeting.
Hayes has spent three decades studying and working in environmental and energy policy. He worked as a backcountry ranger in British Columbia’s provincial parks, as a forester in British Columbia’s boreal forest, and researched national parks management and grizzly bear biology with the Fraser Institute, Calgary, Alberta.
He spent over a decade researching and communicating energy and environmental policy with the Canadian and American energy industries. In July 2016, Hayes moved to Michigan to lead the Mackinac Center environmental policy initiative.
He holds a Master of environmental design (environmental science) degree from the University of Calgary, a B.S in natural resource conservation from the University of British Columbia and a Technical Diploma in renewable resource management from Selkirk College.
Hayes also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Northwood University, teaching environmental science, and as a policy advisor to the Heartland Institute on issues of energy and environmental policy. He lives in Midland with his wife and children.
The Eastside Republican Club Forum is normally held on the third Tuesday of the month from September through May. Admission is free and the public is always welcome. Stay up-to-date and "like" the ERC on Facebook.
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