Category Archives: Alliance for Economic Success

Lakes to Land Regional Initiative

The Lakes to Land Initiative is a a joint venture between a number of townships in Benzie and Manistee Counties to plan their collective and individual futures, funded by a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation and the State of … Continue reading

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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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Initial Comments on Understanding Wind Initiative Report

On October 14, 2011, the Arcadia Wind Study Group released the following initial comments on the draft report answering categorized questions that was prepared as part of the Understanding Wind Initiative: The Arcadia Wind Study Group is pleased to review … Continue reading

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Draft Understanding Wind Initiative Report Released

The draft report of the Understanding Wind Initiative has been released. The Understanding Wind Initiative is the fact-finding project that has been underway since March concerning wind energy development in Manistee and Benzie counties. The initiative has been supervised by … Continue reading

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The more you know, the more you’re against industrial windpower — tax bill survey results released

As part of the Understanding Wind initiative, a survey of property owners in Arcadia, Blaine, Pleasanton, and Joyfield townships, as well as Bear Lake and Onekama townships was conducted by mail. This survey was sent out with the summer tax … Continue reading

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Public Forums to be held Oct 7-8

Public forums will be held to discuss the final report of the Understanding Wind Initiative, which is the fact-finding project that has been underway since March concerning wind energy in Manistee and Benzie counties. This should be a very interesting … Continue reading

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First Results from Wind Energy Symposium

Yesterday the following press release was issued with preliminary results from the Michigan Wind Energy Symposium — a focus group of 22 Manistee and Benzie County residents held on July 6 with funding from the National Science Foundation as part … Continue reading

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“Understanding Wind” Initiative Announces Consultant

The AES has announced that it has hired a research team led by Dr. Roopali Phadke of Macalester University in Minnesota to manage the next three phases of its “Understanding Wind” initiative. It has also announced the timetable for the final three … Continue reading

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Sign Up to Participate in the Michigan Wind Energy Symposium

As we have previously reported, the Alliance for Economic Success is holding a Michigan Wind Energy Symposium on July 6th (click here for additional information).  The deadline for signing up has been extended until June 10th.  We encourage everyone to … Continue reading

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Process: Where Do We Go From Here?

Editors Note: The following post describes the steps and process that Arcadia Township will go through as the community and its elected officials evaluate the extent to which industrial wind towers are consistent with the people’s goals and long-range vision for Arcadia.  … Continue reading

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Understanding Wind Questions Released

The Alliance for Economic Success has released the final 29-page list of questions which were collected during four public meetings in March. The list of questions is available by clicking this link.  With the help of the Michigan Association of Planning, … Continue reading

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Attend a focus group on wind turbine siting

On July 6, as part of the Alliance for Economic Success’ Understanding Wind Initiative, an all day focus group designed to understand “how people feel about various forms of wind energy in their communities”. We encourage people to apply to … Continue reading

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Understanding Wind Meetings in Arcadia and Frankfort

The last Alliance for Economic Success “Understanding Wind” Forum will be held TODAY, Thursday, March 24, in the Frankfort High School Cafetorium from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We urge anyone who is in the area and has not already done … Continue reading

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Forums on Wind Energy – Alliance for Economic Success

The Alliance for Economic Success, an economic development organization in Manistee, will be holding a series of public meetings about wind energy, as part of its “Understanding Wind” initiative. AWSG has signed up to be a “stakeholder” in this process, … Continue reading

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