The Institute for Energy Innovation's mission is to promote greater public understanding of advanced energy and its economic potential for Michigan, and to inform the public and policy discussion on Michigan's energy challenges and opportunities. It provides independent research, organizes informational and networking events, and develops recommendations to spur public debate. See www.instituteforenergyinnovation A 501(c)(3) organization, it is the not-for-profit sister organization of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC). Its report entitled, "Ensuring MI's Energy Future" was submitted at the February 25 Energy Forum in Grand Rapids by the EIBC. In April it published a white paper on market barriers to solar project development in Michigan.