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2010 Great Lakes Wind Farm News Archive

December

Buoy to test wind energy six miles off Muskegon shoreline enters Lake Michigan next spring - Muskegon Chronicle (December 6, 2010)

State Sen. Birkholz: Offshore wind legislation unlikely this year - Holland Sentinel (December 5, 2010)

Germany’s pilot offshore wind farm debacle: Lessons for the Great Lakes - PA Pundits International (December 4, 2010)

Scripps OK With Passing on Offshore Wind Regulations - Offshore Wind Biz (December 3, 2010)

American Birding Association: The Wind Rush - Energize Vermont (December 3, 2010)

Lake County commissioners vote to support Lake Erie Energy Development Corp offshore wind farms - iStockAnalyst (December 1, 2010)

 

November

The Wind-Farm Eruption - FAQs org (November 30, 2010)

Lame Duck Session Update: Offshore Wind likely Dead - IPR  (November 30, 2010)

Letters: The people will be heard on the issue of wind power - Muskegon Chronicle (November 30, 2010)

Offshore wind debated, but statewide rules will have to wait - Muskegon Chronicle (November 30, 2010)

Michigan House panel will discuss wind turbines - The Detroit Free Press (November 25, 2010)

U.S. Offshore Wind Hits the Fast Track - bNet (November 24, 2010)

500-MW Lake Michigan Offshore (Aegir II) project in top 10 wind plants by capacity announced during 2010 - Eco Periodicals (November 23, 2010)

Wind White Wash - Pandora's Box of Rocks (November 21, 2010)

Michigan Prohibits Wind Turbines in 3 Mile Zone off Coast - Offshore Wind Biz (November 19, 2010)

West Michigan Environmental Action Council kicks off wind energy forum series - Muskegon Chronicle (November 17, 2010)

Michigan sets out 3 mile offshore rule - Wind Power Monthly (November 17, 2010)

State Legislators Hope to Adopt Bill Regulating Offshore Wind Farms in Michigan - Offshore Wind Biz (November 17, 2010)

Michigan wind council proposes offshore wind farm rules - Muskegon Chronicle (November 16, 2010)

A Long Night's Journey Into Death - Democratic Underground (November 16, 2010)

Critics waiting for details of massive wind turbine project in Windsor and Essex County - Wind Concerns Ontario (November 16, 2010)

What Wind Turbines Cost The Public - Apply Clean Energy (November 13, 2010)

The What, Where and How of Lake Michigan Wind Turbines: West Michigan Environmental Action Council's (WMEAC) agenda - Rapid Growth Media (November 11, 2010)

Duke Energy plans 112-turbine Frankfort, Michigan project - Windpower Monthly (November 11, 2010)

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) pushing hard for Lake Michigan Wind Turbines - Business Review West Michigan (November 9, 2010)

Will industrial wind in the Great Lakes become one of the largest economic and environmental disasters of all times? - Jefferson's Leaning Left (November 6, 2010)

Scandia Wind still hopes to build both 500mw wind farms in Lake Michigan - Wind Energy Update (November 4, 2010)

That train has stopped: Hard to hide very expensive subsidies for wind and solar now, says former Michigan Republican governor John Engler - Offshore Wind Biz (November 4, 2010)

65% of a commercial wind farm is paid for with your tax dollars thanks to stimulus money and various tax breaks - Pandora's Box of Rocks (November 2, 2010)

No wind turbine on Lake Erie - Wind Watch (November 1, 2010)

 

October

Candidates for Michigan governor's seat weigh in on Muskegon casinos, wind energy - Muskegon Chronicle (October 30, 2010)

Obama Administration Hosts Great Lakes Offshore Wind Workshop in Chicago with Great Lakes Wind Collaborative - Offshore Wind Biz (October 29, 2010)

GLOW reports top 5 sites for off-shore wind turbines - Oceana Herald-Journal (October 28, 2010)

Greens missing fight for Great Lakes - Offshore Wind Biz (October 27, 2010)

Opinion: Wind energy will cost jobs - Grand Haven Tribune (October 26, 2010)

Kessel Talks at a Dinner in Rochester About Offshore Wind Turbines in Lake Ontario or Lake Erie (USA) - Offshore Wind Biz (October 26, 2010)

Great Lake Residents See Offshore Turbines as Arrival of Ill Wind - Offshore Wind Biz (October 25, 2010)

New York Power Authority: Wind Turbines will be built in Great Lakes - WHEC (October 25, 2010)

Siemens intent to supply Great Lakes offshore wind farms - Brighter Energy (October 25, 2010)

General Electric (NYSE: GE) Plans Wind Farm for Lake Erie - American Consumer News (October 25, 2010)

Muskegon County Commissioner candidate Berman "Absolutely against placing wind turbines in Lake Michigan" - White Lake Beacon (October 25, 2010)

Lessons From Greening Google's Billions - Seeking Alpha (October 25, 2010)

GLOW report on offshore wind farms released - Ludington Daily News (October 25, 2010) [Read the report - PDF]

Fourth energy company moves to Muskegon - Muskegon Chronicle (October 24, 2010)

Bernero, Snyder weigh in on the important issues - Holland Sentinel (October 23, 2010)

Droz says wind farms are a lot of hot air - Wind Watch (October 23, 2010)

Dissatisfaction on Offshore Wind Turbines (USA) - DSB Offshore (October 21, 2010)

Irondequoit Town Board Votes Against Wind Turbines in Lake Ontario - Offshore Wind Biz (October 20, 2010)

Wind power mirages - Watts Up With That? (October 20, 2010)

Two Companies to Build Wind Farm off Northwestern University (USA) - Offshore Wind Biz (October 20, 2010)

Wind power facing economic headwinds - Pandora's Box of Rocks (October 19, 2010)

Developers Pitch Lake Michigan Wind Proposals - Offshore Wind Wire (October 18, 2010)

Two firms pitch offshore wind farm to Evanston - Sun Times (October 16, 2010)

Large Scale, Great Lakes Offshore Wind Power Project Launching - Biofuel Industry Today (October 13, 2010)

Evanston Aldermen to Decide on Wind Farm Review Committee - WBEZ (October 11, 2010)

Council to consider creating Lake Michigan wind farm committee - Evanston Trib Local (October 10, 2010)

Obama Seeks to Jumpstart Slumbering Offshore Wind Industry - Tree Hugger (October 8, 2010)

Call for moratorium on offshore wind projects in Lake Ontario receives more support - Offshore Wind (October 6, 2010)

84% Bruce Beach Cottagers oppose the development of Lake Huron offshore wind turbines at any distance from shore - Bruce Beach Cottagers Association (October 6, 2010)

Conservation authority calls for moratorium on wind farms in Lake Ontario - Wind Watch (October 5, 2010)

90-year-old law may hinder offshore wind - Platts Energy Week (October 4, 2010)

 

September

Not In My Backyard - Cohen’s Journal (September 30, 2010)

Secretive Power Authority sabotages its case for Lake Ontario and Lake Erie wind turbines - Democrat and Chronicle (September 30, 2010)

Lake Superior North Shore attracts wind power, migrating birds - MPR News (September 29, 2010)

U.S. wrestling with property values and setbacks for its wind turbines - Wind Watch (September 28, 2010)

Wind farms aren't the answer - Wind Watch (September 28, 2010)

Saugatuck Township discussing vote on wind farm ordinance - WZZM 13 News (September 27, 2010)

New York Power Authority mum on wind farm plans - Democrat and Chronicle (September 27, 2010)

What Wind Turbines Cost The Public - Alternative Energy (September 26, 2010)

Ontario's wind power gusto risks blowback - London Free Press (September 25. 2010)

The cost of wind: power when we don’t need it - The Star (September 25, 2010)

Wind Turbine Farm In Mason County Compared To Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Farms - Wind Turbines For The Home (September 24, 2010)

Clearing forest habitats to build wind turbines on Lake Huron's Manitoulin Island - Wind Concerns Ontario (September 24, 2010)

Local Impact of Offshore Wind Turbines Still Unknown - Offshore Wind (September 24, 2010)

Huron Groups against wind turbines hold meeting - Wind Concerns Ontario (September 23, 2010)

Turbulence increases over Lake Huron wind turbines - Wind Concerns Ontario (September 22, 2010)

Offshore Lake Erie Wind Gains Watery Foothold - Ezine Articles (September 22, 2010)

Irondequoit holds off on Lake Ontario wind turbine opposition - Democrat and Chronicle (September 21, 2010)

Offshore wind meets onshore resistance - Wind Watch (September 20, 2010)

Wind turbines not welcome on Lake Superior - The Sault Star (September 19, 2010)

Company in Valley takes lead in $100M wind project - Vindy (September 19, 2010)

Ohio positions for Lake Erie wind project - EcoSeed (September 18, 2010)

GVSU and Great Lakes Offshore Wind Council still pushing hard for West Michigan offshore wind farms - mlive West Michigan Business (September 17, 2010)

Review sought on Lake Huron offshore wind turbines - The Beacon Herald (September 17, 2010)

Detroit Edison increases renewable energy generation portfolio to four per cent following Invenergy Wind deal - New Net (September 16, 2010)

Great Lakes setback proposal short-sighted - Wind Concerns Ontario (September 14, 2010)

Three developers chosen for Lake Erie offshore wind project - Cleveland Business (September 14, 2010)

An ill wind blows for Denmark's green energy revolution - UK Telegraph (September 12, 2010)

Wind Turbines in Lake Michigan - POINTMASS (September 10, 2010)

Wind Farms: Not So Green - The Harvard Crimson (September 10, 2010)

Opposition growing to proposals to permit wind farms in Lake Huron - London Free Press (September 10. 2010)

‘Windfall’ Documentary Explores Perils of Wind Power - WSJ SpeakEasy (September 10, 2010)

Michigan governor’s race: Snyder vs. Bernero - Will both candidates support contentious proposed wind farms in Lake Michigan? - Grist Magazine (September 10, 2010)

GVSU Wind Turbine Study Reviews Health Risks - Fox 17 News (September 9, 2010)

Ontario conservation authority urges 'step back' on offshore wind turbines fight - The Windsor Star (September 9, 2010)

Whose lakes are these, anyway? - Democrat & Chronicle (September 8, 2010)

Wind industry fights to defend its position as clean energy alternative - News OK (September 7, 2010)

An ill wind on Lake Erie - The Globe & Mail (September 7, 2010)

Ontario cottagers say brilliant Lake Huron sunsets and tourism would be blown away by plans to build wind-turbine operations in the open lake - London Free Press (September 6, 2010)

Public in the dark about Ontario Lake Superior wind turbine projects - The Sudbury Star (September 5, 2010)

Those political winds keep blowing in Ontario - Ottawa Citizen (September 4, 2010)

Wind power's health debate rages in Ontario - Toronto Sun (September 4, 2010)

Ontario citizen builds replica wind turbine to protest proposed Lake Huron wind farms - London Free Press (September 2, 2010)

Presentation planned on prospects for Lake Ontario wind farm - Buffalo News (September 1, 2010)

Havgul Clean Energy Plans 140-Megawatt Offshore Wind Farm in Norway - Bloomberg (September 1, 2010)

Three Developers Reply To Evanston Offshore Wind RFI - Offshore Wind Wire (September 1, 2010)

 

August

Muskegon County seeks bids for wind farm at wastewater site - Muskegon Chronicle (August 30, 2010)

Ontario Cottagers oppose wind turbines - Green News (August 30, 2010)

Offshore wind power on the horizon for Evanston - Medill Reports (August 29, 2010)

Another offshore wind farm planned for New York Great Lakes - Erie Reader (August 28, 2010)

Not on my beach, please - The Economist (August 28, 2010)

No spin: Windmills fail - Wind Watch (August 27, 2010)

Gone With The Wind - Community News (August 26, 2010)

Will town opposition block Lake Ontario offshore turbines? - Rochester City Newspaper (August 25, 2010)

Wind power won't cool down the planet; Often enough it leads to higher carbon emissions - Industrial Wind Action Group (August 25, 2010)

Huron-Kinloss concern with possibility of offshore wind turbine development - Wind Watch (August 25, 2010)

Government reacts to offshore wind concerns - Wind Watch (August 25, 2010)

Consumers Energy quietly enters the wind farm business - The Grand Rapids Press (August 22, 2010)

Windfall - A new indie movie that looks at the dark side of wind energy development and the potential for financial scams. (August 20, 2010)

Webster board says ‘no’ to wind turbines - Webster Post (August 19, 2010)

Wind power remains mostly hot air - MSN Money (August 18, 2010)

Blown in the Wind - Slate (August 18, 2010)

Scandia still plans a Lake Michigan wind farm - Ludington Daily News (August 14, 2010)

Lake Michigan group wants 'no mistake on the lake' - Grand Haven Tribune (August 12, 2010)

Lake Michigan wind plan rejected in Oceana Co. - Up North Live (August 12, 2010)

Why wind power is more complicated than people imagine - Wind Watch: Industrial Wind Energy News (August 11, 2010)

Potential offshore wind projects in L. Huron concern turbine critics, waterfowl defenders - Wind Watch: Industrial Wind Energy News (August 11, 2010)

Lake Michigan P.O.W.E.R. Coalition to hold public meeting Wednesday - Grand Haven Tribune (August 10, 2010)

Wind Turbine Farms In Lake Michigan - Property Investor (August 10, 2010)

Webster rejects wind turbine plan - Democrat and Chronicle (August 7, 2010)

Letters to the Editor: Waiting for a response from Scandia Wind - Grand Haven Tribune (August 6, 2010)

Oceana County Planning Commission urges rejection of Scandia's proposed offshore wind farm - Muskegon Chronicle (August 6, 2010)

Oceana County wind farm meeting turns ugly, former lawmaker forced off stage - Muskegon Chronicle (August 5, 2010)

Local input, costs, benefits of windmills must be weighed - The Detroit Free Press (August 5, 2010)

Notes From a Michigan Vacation: No Mistake in the Lake - Detroit Guide (August 4, 2010)

 

July

Ontario faces U.S. challenge in developing Great Lakes wind power - The Star (July 29, 2010)

Wind farm presentations Aug. 4 in Hart - Oceana Herald Journal (July 28, 2010)

Consumers Energy plans for Mason County on-shore wind farm - WZZM 13 News (July 27, 2010)

New Jersey company eyes West Michigan's wind farm possibilities - Muskegon Chronicle (July 26, 2010)

Indiana eyes Lake Michigan for possible wind farms - Kokomo Tribune (July 22, 2010)

Wind turbines on Lake Erie face many challenges, including ice - DennisFlores.org (July 22, 2010)

The NYPA, Greece Town Board, Clash Over Wind Turbines - NYLCV (July 22, 2010)

Wind Council Meets In Grand Rapids, Hopes For Lame Duck Legislation - WTKG Talk Radio (July 20, 2010)

Guest essay: Making the case against wind power - PenfieldPost.com (July 19, 2010)

Wind conference focuses on potential for growth in the Great Lakes - Cleveland.com (July 19, 2010)

Wind power might require a costly grid expansion - Journal Sentinel (July 18, 2010)

University of Delaware researcher says 'place attachment' prompts backlash against wind farm development - Muskegon Chronicle (July 15, 2010)

Windsor area turbine critics say 5k ban is insufficient - The Windsor Star (July 15, 2010)

Opposition builds to NYPA Great Lakes offshore plan - Wind Power Monthly (July 15, 2010)

An Environmentalist Perspective on Wind Energy - Free Republic (July 14, 2010)

Wind farm idea generates talk in Evanston - Chicago Tribune (July 13, 2010)

Plans for offshore wind turbines include 5-km buffer zone aimed at protecting birds, fish, shipping and property values - MyNewWaterFrontHome.com (July 9, 2010)

GR wind turbine plan unlikely to breeze through - Grand Haven Tribune (July 7, 2010)

Offshore Wind Study Grant provided to Grand Valley State- Muskegon - Michigan Charter Boat Association (July 3, 2010)

Letters: I support wind turbines, if they're on land - Muskegon Chronicle (July 1, 2010)

 

 

June

What to do with all that wind? - Chicago Tribune (June 29, 2010)

Coalition gives alternative view of wind development - Grand Haven Tribune (June 28, 2010)

1st Lawsuit Filed Over Cape Cod Wind Farm Plans - CBS News (June 25,2010)

We can't make mistake in lake - Traverse City Record-Eagle (June 24, 2010)

Naubinway Eyed for Offshore Wind Farm Installation - The St Ignace News (June 24, 2010)

Lake Michigan wind farm plan generates angst, highlights work of Wind Council - Michigan Environmental Council (June 21, 2010)

State needs to be careful in allowing offshore wind development - The Oakland Press (June 21, 2010)

Study: Wind Farms = Bird Killers - Daily Tech (June 20, 2010)

Hoenle: Turbine push is cause to worry - Lansing Noise (June 20, 2010)

Wind-Power Worries - Ontario Out of Doors (June 17, 2010)

Scandia alters strategy in light of county board rejections of wind farm proposal - Muskegon Chronicle (June 17, 2010)

US Dept. of Energy wants bigger wind energy ideas - Network World (June 17, 2010)

Grand Haven Sounds Off on Offshore Wind Plan - Fox 17 News Online (June 16, 2010)

Developer sets long odds on wind farms near Grosse Pointe - Grosse Pointe Today (June 11, 2010)

Meeting In Grand Haven This Week Over Proposed Offshore Wind Project - Michigan Radio (June 11, 2010)

Sovereignty Battle Over the Lakes - MichiganNow.org (June 10, 2010)

Offshore winds blow fast, but farm development slow - Alternative Energy Newswire (June 10, 2010)

State Leader Hopes To Have Offshore Wind Rules By Fall - Interlochen Public Radio (June 10, 2010)

Should there be wind farms on Lake MI? - Wood TV 8 Grand Rapids (June 9, 2010)

Workgroup begins drafting Great Lakes wind farm bill - WKAR Newsroom (June 9, 2010)

Ontario Wind Farm Planned - Break Bulk (June 9, 2010)

Mason Co. commissioners oppose offshore wind proposal - Ludington Daily News (June 7, 2010)

Mason County board rejects Scandia proposal for offshore wind farm - Muskegon Chronicle (June 9, 2010)

Viewpoint: Wind farm will damage the lake - Muskegon Chronicle (June 8, 2010)

Viewpoint: Offshore wind project poses needless risk - Muskegon Chronicle (June 8, 2010)

County board wind vote Tuesday - Ludington Daily News (June 7, 2010)

Wind Forum: Public still divided - White Lake Beacon (June 7, 2010)

Offshore Wind Farms A Tinder Box As Turbines Get Taller - techpulse360 (June 4, 2010)

West Michigan debate: Residents argue pros, cons of offshore wind farms - Muskegon Chronicle (June 4, 2010)

Dozens Learn More about Proposed Wind Farms - Fox 17 News Online (June 3, 2010)

Scandia: 50-turbine wind farm at Muskegon County's wastewater site could serve 30,000 - Muskegon Chronicle (June 3, 2010)

Klohs: Supporting alternative energy is a necessary sacrifice for West Michigan - Business Review (June 3, 2010)

Off-Shore Wind Developer Makes Land Pitch - Fox 17 News Online (June 2, 2010)

Jobs in wind power? - Ludington Daily News (June 2, 2010)

Editorial: Tell commissioners what you think about wind turbines - Muskegon Chronicle (June 1, 2010)

Ontario Nature to lobby for 5 km buffer from Important Bird Areas - Wind Concerns Ontario (June 1, 2010)

Lake turbine plan hits rough seas - The Detroit News (June 1, 2010)

Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Proposal To Be Discussed At June Grand Haven Forum - WGVU (June 1, 2010)

 

May

Ludington Considers Offshore Wind Energy - Michigan Policy Network (May 31, 2010)

Loraine Anderson: Readers value towns - Traverse City Record-Eagle (May 30, 2010)

Offshore Wind Farms Are Going To Be Built In the States - Renewable Power News (May 30, 2010)

City of Evanston awaits wind farm developers' proposals - The Daily Northwestern (May 28, 2010)

Great Lakes wind farm coming soon? - US Infrastructure (May 27, 2010)

Ontario a sleeping clean energy giant, says wind CEO - Reuters (May 26, 2010)

First freshwater offshore wind farm in the U.S. to rise in Ohio - EcoSeed (May 25, 2010)

Evanston wind farm innovative but impractical - Chicago Tribune (May 24, 2010)

5 turbines in the works for wind power project in Lake Erie - Cleveland Ohio Business News (May 24, 2010)

GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation Announce Great Lakes Offshore Wind Partnership at AWEA - Yahoo Finance (May 24, 2010)

Three-quarters of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support offshore wind power on Lake Ontario - Offshore Wind (May 24, 2010)

Great Lakes To Get Great Big Wind Turbines - Consumer Energy Report (May 24, 2010)

Wind farm announced for Lake Erie, could produce 1,000 megawatts by 2020 - engadget (May 24, 2010)

Retooling Michigan: Why is Indiana ahead of Michigan in building wind farms? - WZZM TV 13 News (May 24, 2010)

Michigan business leaders travel to wind energy conference - WZZM TV 13 News (May 24, 2010)

Ludington City Council to consider asking legislators to require community approval for offshore wind farms - Ludington Daily News (May 22, 2010)

Wind Farm Proposed for Chicago Suburb - Engineer News-Record (May 22, 2010)

Wind farms? Bad idea - Akron Beacon Journal (May 21, 2010)

Against the wind – Chicago Tribune (May 21, 2010)

Principle Trumps Pragmatism: Grassroots Greens Campaign Against Clean Energy, American Power Act – “Will the environmentalists of today become the environmental rapists of tomorrow?” The Energy Collective (May 20, 2010)

Majority supports offshore wind power on Lake Ontario – Rochester Business Journal (May 21, 2010)

Web-based petition supports wind power studies – Ludington Daily News (May 19, 2010)

Analysis: Great Lakes Wind Development Too Risky – Michigan Capitol Confidential (May 19, 2010)

Wind Farms in Lake Michigan: The Economic Impact - Fox 17 News Online (May 18, 2010)

Pennsylvania House bill would allow Lake Erie waters to be leased for wind farmsrenewablesbiz (May 18, 2010)

Will Offshore Wind Turbines Be Safe for Evanston's Birds? - Guest Essay by Libby Hill of the Bird Conservation Network (May 11, 2010)

Offshore Wind Farms in Lake Michigan Spark Debate – Fox 17 News Online (May 6, 2010)

 

April and Older News

Hundreds of wind turbines could be SINKING due to design flaw - UK Daily Mail (April 14, 2010)

Offshore wind turbines promise jobs and prosperity, but would Michigan be sacrificing natural beauty for nothing? - Muskegon Chronicle (March 22, 2010)

Wind farms failing to produce enough power... because there's not enough wind - Daily Mail UK (March 22, 2010)

Lake Michigan Wind Turbine War – WXYZ Action News 7 Detroit (February 18, 2010)

Build a Wind Farm -- Wreck Lake Michigan – Open Salon (January 23, 2010)

Offshore Wind Turbine Farm in Lake Michigan Unwelcomed – Associated Content (January 20, 2010)

Scandia Proposes 1,000-mw Lake Michigan Wind Farm – DomesticFuel.com (December 23rd, 2009)

Lake Michigan wind farm proposed near Ludington – The Michigan Messenger (December 17, 2009)

Developers of proposed $3 billion Lake Michigan wind farm say project would hurt view, help economy – mlive (December 15, 2009)

 

 

 

 

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