DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 28, 2023 — The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council named state Rep. Jenn Hill (D-Marquette) Public Official of the Year last night. Hill won the award for her forward-thinking legislation to lower solar energy costs for consumers and enhance Michigan’s energy security. Hill, a member of the Energy Reliability, Resilience and Accountability Task Force, issued the following statement on the award:

“I’m honored to receive this 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. 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.”