Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on North America’s Great Lakes?

Proposals to build turbines in North America’s Great Lakes have stalled in recent years — but a new initiative aims to break through the barriers. December 29, 2017 | Andy Balaskovitz | Ensia It’s been eight years since a public–private partnership — the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) — was formed in northern Ohio to attract an … Continue reading Has the time finally come for offshore wind energy on North America’s Great Lakes?

Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?

Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes? Ice jams and bird and bat deaths will determine the answer August 14, 2018 | Daniel McGraw | scientificamerican.com  Aside from a small pilot program along the coast of Finland, offshore wind turbines have not been placed in waters that freeze during winter. Moving ice can act … Continue reading Can Offshore Wind Turbines Succeed in the Great Lakes?

COMMENTARY: PROPOSED ICEBREAKER WIND PROJECT NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

COMMENTARY PROPOSED ICEBREAKER WIND PROJECT NOT WHAT IT SEEMS BY STEVE POLLICK |  Blade NewsSlide story     | Toledo Blade It is hard to know where to start dissecting the slick spin-doctoring recently published in The Blade’s Op-Ed pages by LEEDCo, the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp., which wants to erect North America’s first freshwater offshore … Continue reading COMMENTARY: PROPOSED ICEBREAKER WIND PROJECT NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

Wind turbines around the Great Lakes? A terrible idea for birds, bats – Chicago Tribune

Wind turbines at Flakfortet near Copenhagen. (Jens Dresling / AP) Michael Hutchins The rush is on to build scores of large, commercial wind energy facilities in and around the Great Lakes, in Canada and the United States. From the proposed Galloo Island and Lighthouse projects in New York to Camp Perry and Icebreaker in Ohio … Continue reading Wind turbines around the Great Lakes? A terrible idea for birds, bats – Chicago Tribune