One of the emerging industries that could suffer the consequences of Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed tax credit cuts is alternative energy. What then does that mean for the future of this hot industry in Michigan?

Find out as experts in alternative energy from throughout Michigan assemble at The Engineering Society of Detroit Alternative Energy Conference this Wednesday, March 2, at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn.

This all-day conference will feature four panel presentations with top speakers focusing on issues such as policy, wind, solar and biomass.

The event will also feature special presentations by:

* Steven E.  Kurmas, PE, president and COO of Detroit Edison, who will discuss “Leading the Charge: Energy Alternatives for the Future.”

* Mary Lou Benecke, vice president of public affairs and corporate communication, Dow Corning, who will speak on public policy and solar — stories from the Great Lakes Region regarding jobs, what needs to happen, supply chain and the need for a retail market for solar.

* Steven Milunovich, managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who will speak on market trends and emerging technology.

The cost to attend this conference, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $99 for ESD members, $125 for non-members, or join ESD and attend for free for $158. For more information or to register, visit


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