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
Michigan Case Law: Wind Energy is not “demonstrated public need” .
One of the arguments you hear often from wind developers, is that it can not be stopped because of exclusionary or demonstrated need. Michigan Courts have ruled that wind energy, energy use and state mandates do not equal demonstrated need. Tuscola has made no attempt to show that there is a "demonstrated public need" for … Continue reading Michigan Case Law: Wind Energy is not “demonstrated public need” .
F.O.H.M Press Release: May 8, 2019.
L’Anse Township Rejects Zoning Changes
Industrial Wind Farms Disallowed on Commercial Forest Land
Thank You Friends of The Huron Mountains
May 9, 2019 | Friends of The Huron Mountains We took down our signs after the vote - then these began popping up around town from an anonymous source. Not FOHM, but we appreciate the gesture. A lot of hard work went into reversing the zoning, and more will be needed to fix the master … Continue reading Thank You Friends of The Huron Mountains
Wind Energy loses again in Michigan
May 7, 2019 Michigan Election results are in. Pro wind Kawkawlin supervisor was recalled 3-1. DTE lost in Jonesfield Township in Saginaw County 59%-41%. And L'Anse Township rejected RES America's plan for wind turbines in the Huron Mountains and Michigamee Highlands 55% - 45%.
‘No’ vote will put horse before cart.
‘No’ vote will put horse before cart APR 23, 2019 | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Wayne F. Abba | The Daily Mining Gazette To the editor: Your April 16 editorial "Wind farm vote is about money plus much more" cited the alleged benefits of wind power. You warned L’Anse Township voters that it "will be coming" and that … Continue reading ‘No’ vote will put horse before cart.
Remember this IS your back yard! As we have seen in the thumb, this development will not stop at one project once the door is open.
ALL the dark green area would be available for wind development! Watch Michigan's Thumb region be covered in Industrial Wind Turbines Between 2007 - 2018. For a total of 758 turbines, with more planned!
Oklahoma moves forward on stricter Wind Regulations
Breezing through committee: Bills establishing stricter regulation of wind power move forward February 15, 2019 | M. Scott Carter | journalrecord.com OKLAHOMA CITY – Three measures that would tighten regulations on the state’s wind energy industry cleared a legislative committee on Thursday and are headed to the full Senate for review. The bills’ authors said … Continue reading Oklahoma moves forward on stricter Wind Regulations
Minnesota DNR 2018: updated best management practices for Wind Energy
The Minnesota DNR updated their best management practices for Wind Energy! As it is unknown the extent to which the wind industry voluntarily follows any recommendations for feathering, the ONLY way to protect our bat population is to require similar restrictions on the hours of operation via our local Township Ordinances. Minnesota Department of Natural … Continue reading Minnesota DNR 2018: updated best management practices for Wind Energy