Federal, state, and local regulations govern many aspects of wind energy development. The nature of the project and its location will largely drive the levels of regulation required. Check the DSIRE database of federal and state renewable energy policies and incentives. This site https://windexchange.energy.gov/policies-incentives?search=lets you search for ordinances from states, counties, townships, and a link to … Continue reading Database of Wind Energy Policies and Incentives
The wind Industry Sales Pitch: We will hire hundreds of local people. The reality: It is not the truth, unless they think "local" means the state, region or country, not the county, town or local community. Construction workers say Apex has broken promise to hire local Feb 11, 2020 | Eric Baerren @ebaerren | themorningsun.com Unionized … Continue reading Wind developers breaking promises to hire local.
How long does it take to get a dose of nature high enough to make people say they feel healthy and have a strong sense of well-being?
Precisely 120 minutes.
The conversion to biomass energy has played a key role in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. But is this renewable energy source really as green as we first thought? 08 Jan 2020 | Kate Ravilious | physicsworld.com However, those calculated (Co2) savings rest on a few key assumptions: first, that the carbon released when … Continue reading Biomass energy: green or dirty?
Michigan Tax Tribunal Cases County gets update on wind turbine tax appeals: Tax tribunal will deliver opinion in January By Robert Creenan, Tribune Staff Writer Published 6:00 am EST, Saturday, November 23, 2019 BAD AXE — The legal fight to get utility companies to pay what county representatives say is their fair share of taxes for wind turbines took … Continue reading Tax Appeals by Wind Farms
Financial Planning - Wind Turbines 1. County Board of Commissioners official resolution regarding wind turbine development. HERE 2. County report titled "Wind Turbine Revenue Significance, Uncertainty, Projections and Considerations to Reduce Dependency". HERE 3. County report titled "County Revenues/Services Negatively Impacted by Inflation". HERE 4. County Report titled "Property Tax Revenue Per Capita from Allocated Millage (General Operating)". HERE … Continue reading Tuscola County, Financial Planning – Wind Turbines
OCTOBER 15, 2019 | FEN MONTAIGNE | e360.yale.edu Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided. Wlliam Moomaw has had a distinguished career as … Continue reading Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight
Site of Cliffs Dow Chemical Company October 13, 2019 Marquette, Michigan | YouTube - impala2511 Aerial View of the Site of Cliffs Dow Chemical Company in Marquette Michigan showing what the site looks like fifty (50) years after production of charcoal and wood based chemicals ceased. The Marquette City Commission is following the City "Master … Continue reading Video: Site of Cliffs Dow Chemical Company- Marquette, Michigan
Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association elects officers, joins forces with Friends of the Huron Mountains OCT 11, 2019 | Press Release | The Mining Gazette L’ANSE — The Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association (HILPA) elected new officers on Oct. 3, 2019, at a meeting hosted by the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM). The incoming … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association elects officers, joins forces with Friends of the Huron Mountains |
Is it really "great for the environment " if it's bad news for fowl? October 8, 2019 | Joe Genzel | http://www.wildfowlmag.com As duck hunters we know, and are constantly concerned about, weather, habitat, spring hatches, pond counts—basically anything that could derail the health of the birds we love to pursue.Unlike whitetails or big game, … Continue reading Is Wind Energy Killing Our Ducks?