Is Renewable Energy Renewable?

Author of Green Illusions OZZIE ZEHNER Of the disadvantages of renewable energy, one issue stands out: Can these technologies be renewed without fossil fuels? I recently spoke with Mark Hand about the renewability of renewable energy in an interview. Here’s the first question: SNL Energy: What is your reaction when you see news headlines that say, “100% … Continue reading Is Renewable Energy Renewable?

New resource library helps cities boost buildings’ energy efficiency

March 4, 2019 | Katie Pyzyk | Dive Brief: The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have compiled a resource library to help cities boost building energy efficiency, thus reducing wasted energy and pollution while increasing equity in addressing climate change. The free, interactive toolkit was built on the best practices … Continue reading New resource library helps cities boost buildings’ energy efficiency

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

Useful Tools

Some Useful Tools Used. Google Maps. Google Map of Turbine Locations for the Summit Lake Project  MiWaters Water Resources Information and Forms: MiDEQ Waters Permits Online Federal Aviation Administration, Obstruction Evaluation FAA Search  - See Proposed FAA information HERE Michigan Office of Aeronautics Michigan Tall Structures and Met Towers  NOAA Weather Radar Siting Tool NOAA NEXRAD Screening Tool … Continue reading Useful Tools

NREL: Wind Maps

This collection of wind maps and assessments details the wind resource in the United States. If you have difficulty accessing these maps because of a disability, contact the Geospatial Data Science Team. Wind Prospector  This GIS application supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Speed Maps U.S. Annual Average Wind Speed at 30 … Continue reading NREL: Wind Maps

News Release July 21, 2018

NEWS RELEASE What:       “Help Save the Huron Mountains” Public Informational Presentation Who:        Friends of the Huron Mountains A grassroots group dedicated to providing unbiased data so that Citizens of L’Anse Township and Baraga County can make their Own informed opinions about the Summit Lake Wind Project When:      Wednesday, … Continue reading News Release July 21, 2018