Industrial Wind, impacts far more than the local area.

As we prepare for the May 7 zoning referendum, consider how important this local vote is to the UP. So far only the Garden Peninsula has a sizable industrial wind farm. But if the Hurons are opened to such development, what could that mean for the Keweenaw Peninsula and other areas? The US Geological Survey … Continue reading Industrial Wind, impacts far more than the local area.

Plan to put wind farm in Upper Peninsula forest gets community pushback | Michigan Radio – NPR

April, 5, 2019 | Kaye LaFond | Michigan Radio - NPR | The Environment Report Most wind energy projects in Michigan are on farmland in the southern part of the state. They are often controversial even there, but one company wants to put a wind farm in an Upper Peninsula forest. Many community members don’t feel … Continue reading Plan to put wind farm in Upper Peninsula forest gets community pushback | Michigan Radio – NPR

Visual Tour of Turbine 18 proposed Location.

Sometimes it is difficult to understand the loss and potential damages that will occur with Industrialization of the Michigamme Highlands and ridgelines of the Huron Mountains. This is a Tour of just one location shows what is at risk of being forever destroyed.  This is only one location, there are a proposed 54 to 68 … Continue reading Visual Tour of Turbine 18 proposed Location.

This is what it looks like when renewable energy expands exponentially.

According to the  USGS U.S. Wind Turbine Database there are 58,449 turbines with a total rated capacity of 91,115 MW, providing 6.5 percent of US. Electrical energy. Estimating the average percentage of electricity per number of turbines to double that to achieve 13% electricity from wind would require an estimated 116,000 Wind Turbines, To provide 50%  roughly 464,000 Wind … Continue reading This is what it looks like when renewable energy expands exponentially.

Wind power policies bring big costs and questionable benefits

February 14, 2019 | Matthew Lau | torontosun.com Governments of all political stripes in Canada have supported expanding wind power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — from the federal Liberals and Alberta NDP to even, at times, the conservative Saskatchewan Party. But is it a good idea to make Canadians pay more for energy in order … Continue reading Wind power policies bring big costs and questionable benefits

How Much Land Does Nuclear, Wind and Solar Really Need?

 "Based on an objective and transparent analysis of our sustainable energy choices, we have come to the evidence-based conclusion that nuclear energy is a good option for biodiversity conservation (and society in general) and that other alternatives to fossil fuels should be subjected to the same cost–benefit analyses (in terms of biodiversity and climate outcomes, … Continue reading How Much Land Does Nuclear, Wind and Solar Really Need?

Wind Energy in Cold Climates

12-21-2017 | Natural Resources Canada The operation of wind turbines in a cold climate such as Canada’s involves additional challenges not present in warmer locations: Accumulation of ice on wind turbine blades resulting in reduced power output and increased rotor loads; Cold weather shutdown to prevent equipment failure; and Limited or reduced access for maintenance … Continue reading Wind Energy in Cold Climates

View map: Wind farm foes release project sight analysis

View map: Wind farm foes release project sight analysis FEB 1, 2019 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Mining Gazette The Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM) has released a sight analysis of the proposed Summit Lake Wind Project (SLWP) in Baraga County developed with help from the Geospatial Research Facility at the Great Lakes Research Center … Continue reading View map: Wind farm foes release project sight analysis

Press Release: FRIENDS OF THE HURON MOUNTAINS Virtual Reality Viewer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friends of the Huron Mountains Release Viewshed Analysis 2D Maps & 3D Virtual Reality for Proposed Summit Lake Project L’Anse, Michigan, January 30, 2019 The Friends of the Huron Mountains, a group in opposition to the proposed Summit Lake industrial wind farm in the Huron Mountains, announced today that a sophisticated project … Continue reading Press Release: FRIENDS OF THE HURON MOUNTAINS Virtual Reality Viewer