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Jason Hayes

Director of Environmental Policy

Jason Hayes is the director of environmental policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by promoting sound solutions to state and local policy questions. He holds a Master of Environmental Design (Environmental Science) degree from the University of Calgary, a B.Sc. in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of British Columbia and a Technical Diploma in Renewable Resource Management from Selkirk College.

Michigan Is Not a Windy State

The true cost of wind in Michigan is beginning to become clear … more


Extreme Cold Highlights Our Need for Better Energy Options

Renewable Energy is Not Cheaper After All

Popular measurement of renewable energy's cost ignores its unpredictable nature … more

We Don’t Do Party Politics

Tipping the Scales on Solar

Mackinac Center signs open letter on trade restrictions … more

Allow Competition in Infrastructure Upgrades

Expanded choice and reduced prices good for everyone … more

EPA Administrator Pruitt to 'Unravel' Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

Federal actions are unlikely to change Michigan’s course … more

Public Service Commission actions threaten electric choice in Michigan

MPSC intends to restrict access to out-of-state markets … more