Mike Franklin, from the Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum (MNCEF), will speak to Senate District 49 Republicans on Tuesday evening, March 27. MNCEF is a conservative group that was founded three years ago with the intent of changing how we talk about energy policy.
In Minnesota, the energy utilities largely determine how energy is priced and consumed. We have depended on them to provide reliable access to sufficient supplies of energy even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. However, it may now be possible to introduce policies that are more aligned with free market principles. By putting buyers and sellers of energy together in a marketplace on an equal footing, we should be able to provide everyone cleaner AND cheaper energy. MNCEF believes they have a plan that Republicans can promote as open to renewable energy with free-market energy pricing, without mandates or major subsidies.
Mike Franklin (at right) is the President of the Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum. He is a Minnesota Government Affairs professional and attorney with more than a decade of experience in building political and Grassroots networks. Mike began working with energy policy over a decade ago when he began work as the Director of Energy Policy at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Mike also serves on the board of the Conservative Energy Network and was recently named one of Midwest Energy News’ “40 Under 40” for 2017.
We will be offering a catered dinner as part of this dinner program. Please scroll below for the on-line form to RSVP so that we can be sure to have enough food.
The dinner program will run from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Calvary Lutheran Church, 6817 Antrim Rd, Edina, MN 55439