Category Archives: Get In the Game

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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Duke Energy Volunteer Allan “Allen” O’Shea’s problem with the truth

Duke Energy’s volunteer, Allan O’Shea, is the chief proponent of turning large portions of Benzie and Manistee County into a giant industrial wind generation facility. Now he is running for the Michigan House of Representatives’ 101st District seat, which represents … Continue reading

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Neighbors wind turbine project feeling ‘blown away’

The following news article appeared in the September 18, 2012 edition of the Benzie Record-Patriot. Here is a link to the original article. RIVERTON TWP. – This used to be a quite, picturesque community in farm country just southeast of … Continue reading

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Calling 25×25 an ‘investment’ is beyond absurd

The following Guest Column was published in the September 18, 2012 of the Benzie Record-Patriot. The author, Kevon Martis, is the director a of the Interstate Informed Citizens’ Coalition, an energy watchdog group based in Blissfield, Michigan. Mr. Martis wrote … Continue reading

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Is the Grand Traverse Band building a 492-foot wind turbine in Acme township?

According to filings made with the FAA, a new industrial wind turbine is coming to the Grand Traverse Area. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a construction permit to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa indians to build … Continue reading

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Duke’s Volunteer wins 101st House Seat nomination

Yesterday, Duke Energy’s volunteer and chief local booster, former Manistee County Commissioner and Marilla Township Bernard “Allen” O’Shea, won the democratic primary in the 101st Michigan House district, narrowly defeating former Grand Traverse Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians’ Chairman … Continue reading

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Windfall movie now available on itunes

The movie Windfall has been released digitally at iTunes. You can purchase your own digital download of the movie here for only $5.99, It will be available from Netflix by DVD on May 15, and is expected to be available … Continue reading

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Due Diligence Summary — Buyer Beware

Are you an executive for a wind energy development company? Are you an attorney, accountant, analyst or banker working for such a company? Are you an analyst for or a partner in an alternative investment vehicle looking for exposure to … Continue reading

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Joyfield Township Adopts Utility-Grade Wind Moratorium

Tonight the new Joyfield Township Board met for the first time since the February 28 Special Election. At the meeting, the Board passed a one-year moratorium on the construction of utility-grade wind turbines in the township. The Board also voted … Continue reading

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Arcadia Wind Study Group responds to the recent Duke announcement

On January 28, the Arcadia Wind Study Group today earlier the following preliminary statement in response to Duke Energy’s announcement in January that it was “discontinuing” its “Gail Windpower” industrial wind energy project: To our friends, neighbors, and supporters in … 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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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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Joyfield Recall Successful

Today three members of the Joyfield township board, each of whom had signed a lease with Duke Energy, were recalled by the voters of Joyfield township: Unofficial election results as of 8:42 pm: RECALL Larry Lathwell Yes – 211 No … Continue reading

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