Monthly Archives: January 2012

Duke’s Volunteer explains the real reason Duke failed

In an interview with IPR, Duke executive Milt Howard said that local opposition had nothing to do with the failure of the Gail Windpower project, the first significant failure of any Duke wind power project. However, in an interview with … Continue reading

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Duke blows away — a view from Charlotte

Most of the press coverage concerning the “discontinuing” of Duke’s “Gail Windpower” project simply parrots Duke’s press release verbatim. (Does “discontinue” mean cancel or is it more like “refocus”?) An article in the Charlotte Business Journal, Duke’s hometown business paper, … Continue reading

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Gail Windpower demise analyzed on IPR

This morning, Interlochen Public Radio’s Points North program discussed the discontinuation of Duke Energy’s Gail Windpower Project: Download the entire program here. Link to the original program here.

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Press Inquiries

An Arcadia Wind Study Group spokesperson is available to speak with members of the press regarding Duke Energy’s announcement that is “discontinuing” its previously proposed “Gail Windpower” project. Members of the press should send an e-mail with your media organization’s … Continue reading

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Duke Blows Away — Media Coverage

Milton “Milt” Howard, Duke Energy Vice President for Wind Energy on 7 & 4 news on Wednesday, January 18: “We have 13,000 acres … we are looking to transfer the project to another developer … maybe we’ll be back.” Below … Continue reading

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Duke blows away?

The following story appeared on Interlochen Public Radio this morning: http://ipr.interlochen.org/ipr-news-features/episode/17684 Duke Wind Project Cancelled By Peter Payette Duke Energy says it will discontinue plans for a wind farm in Benzie and Manistee counties. In a released statement the company says … Continue reading

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Benzie Wind Resolution Passes

The Benzie Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution in favor of industrial wind energy by a vote of 6-1 last night. They did, however, change the title of the resolution to “Resolution for Responsible Land Use and Renewable Energy”.

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Benzie Wind Resolution to be Considered Tomorrow

TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 17th, the Benzie County Board of Commissioners will be reconsidering a resolution in support of wind energy. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Benzie County Government Center (note the different time). As you … Continue reading

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Industrial Wind Power in Michigan — An Overview

This essay was written by James Fuscaldo, an attorney and resident of Cedar, MI in Leelenau County. Jim contributed to the work of the citizens’ committee in Centerville township that wrote a comprehensive wind ordinance for that township beginning in … Continue reading

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