Category Archives: This is a Regional Effort

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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Township Visioning Session Summaries

The collaborative master planning “Land to Lakes” initiative has released summaries of the information collected in township visioning focus groups that were held during the month of June. A make-up session for Pleasanton, Bear Lake township and the Village of … 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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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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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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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 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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Allan O’Shea, Volunteer

One of the principal advocates for turning large portions of Benzie and Manistee counties into a large industrial wind generation facility is Mr. Allan O’Shea, who was until 2010 a member, and Chairman of the Manistee County Board of Commissioners. … Continue reading

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Benzie Commissioners consider alternate resolutions on renewable energy

At their Nov. 1 meeting, the Benzie County Board of Commissioners considered two alternative resolutions dealing with the topic of renewable energy. Neither of the two resolutions dealing with renewable energy was voted on by commissioners. Board members approved formation of … Continue reading

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GTRLC: No wind turbines on conservancy land

On Friday, The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy announced that wind turbines will not be permitted on any of the land purchased by the Conservancy from CMS Energy (Consumers Energy). The full press release follows: October 27, 2011 The mission … Continue reading

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Young couples “disheartened” over wind project

The following article appeared in the February 26 edition of the Benzie Record-Patriot. The original article can be found at this link. Young couples “disheartened” over wind project FRANKFORT – Two young Benzie County couples related by similar situations and … Continue reading

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A friend of Benzie writes from Massachusetts on Wind Turbines and Health

The following letter appeared in this week’s Record Patriot from Linda Ohkagawa, a resident of Falmouth, MA: To the Record Patriot: I have an over sixty-year association with the Crystal Lake area. My brother and cousins still live there. I also live … Continue reading

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