Hill named Public Official of the Year
MARQUETTE — The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council has named its public official of the year.
State Rep. Jenn Hill, D-Marquette, won the award Thursday night for her “forward thinking legislation” to lower solar energy costs for consumers and enhance Michigan’s energy security, according to a press release.
Hill said it was an “honor” to receive the recognition.
“Our transition to clean energy needs to be a rising tide that lifts all boats. As policymakers, business leaders, advocates and citizens, it’s up to us to develop a positive vision of how life will be better for all of us under a carbon-neutral standard,” Hill said in a press release. “We need to make sure that every community has access to clean energy — especially those most impacted by pollution — and that the transition benefits businesses and consumers alike. I will continue to work hard to advance legislation to make our energy system more efficient, increase reliability and lower energy costs for families in the U.P. and throughout our state.”
Hill is a member of the Energy Reliability, Resilience and Accountability Task Force.