Residents divided over wind energy plan for ‘pristine Upper Peninsula wilderness’

November 2, 2018 | Andy Balaskovitz | energynews.us While wind energy is seeing pushback in other parts of Michigan, a project in the Upper Peninsula — largely benefiting a single landowner — could prove even more challenging. Supporters say the 130 megawatt project near Lake Superior could bring badly needed tax revenue to the rural area, while opponents … Continue reading Residents divided over wind energy plan for ‘pristine Upper Peninsula wilderness’

Video – Terracon Survey work near Mount Arvon

October 27, 2018 Terracon is a company that checks the ground to see if it will support heavy cement and turbines, They are working around Mount Arvon, and throughout The Huron Mountains and Michigamme Highlands. Before the project is approved, or has any permits large machines are tearing up rain saturated ground and roads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn6KTG4W1r8&fbclid=IwAR0fjkdTXDaFDEiRhy9laMrX3zpAUz1KCb5RW0ouBezW8fDPFufhOzOBNxc

Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.

The second Zoning change made without without benefit of the State required public hearing. The first was including lower blade clearances. The Initial Hearing notice for one public meeting did not include the additional changes, therefore was not sufficient for meeting legal requirements. Township panel allows setback waiver for proposed wind farm OCT 25, 2018 … Continue reading Township Planning Commission Allowing RES to Write the Zoning.

RES Americas cancels 600 MW wind project in Cass County Indiana

Sept. 20, 2018 | Peter Maloney | utilitydive.com RES Americas has pulled the plug on a 600 MW wind farm in Indiana, citing "interconnection issues." The wind project became a center of controversy in Cass and Miami counties where the project was sited and where some landowners were looking forward to tax revenues and lease … Continue reading RES Americas cancels 600 MW wind project in Cass County Indiana

Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

This Letter from Weyerhaeuser was made available by the Planning Commission at its Public Hearing on September 27. The company's request has implications for the proposed project, including the number of turbines, their size and setback requirements. The devil is in the details, which aren't revealed. For example, what does "more energetic turbines"  The Planning Commission … Continue reading Letter from Weyerhaeuser made available by the Planning Commission.

Time to start exposing the deception

Time to start exposing the deception we have kept quiet so far, hoping instead to keep the focus on providing researched information (yes, we do check authors of both for and against material) This is a man who wrote a letter to the local paper in favor of the turbine project. What he didn't disclose … Continue reading Time to start exposing the deception

RES backing out of Miami and Cass County Projects

UPDATED: Company no longer pursuing wind turbines in Cass, Miami counties Sep 18, 2018 | Mitchell Kirk Staff | Pharos-Tribune | newsandtribune.com   An international renewable energy company is no longer considering bringing wind turbines to northern Cass County. Renewable Energy Systems, or RES, which has a U.S. headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, was behind the … Continue reading RES backing out of Miami and Cass County Projects