Category Archives: Benzie

Election Results — November 6, 2012

Here are some of the positive unofficial results from yesterday’s Michigan election: Proposal 3: 25×25 Wind Energy Mandate By a margin of 63% to 37%, Michigan voters rejected Proposal 3 that would have amended Michigan’s constitution to require that 25 … Continue reading

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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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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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