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    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    WIND TOURISM IN MICHIGAN

    Meet Michigan’s Thriving Wind Turbine Tourism Industry

    Joanna M. Forster, October 2013 (ClimateProgress via CleanTechnica)

    “They have been called an eyesore, accused of lowering property values and blamed for a wide variety of ailments from dizziness to insomnia…[but now wind turbines are becoming] a tourist attraction…This summer, there were waiting lists for bus tours of the Lake Winds Energy Park in Ludington, in Michigan…[T]he tour was created in response to the sheer number of people who would stop their cars and take pictures of the energy park’s 56 industrial sized pinwheels…Michigan isn’t the only place…In North Palm Springs, California, tourists pay up to $35 to see one of the country’s oldest wind farms. In Atlantic City, New Jersey, wind turbines at the city’s waste water treatment plant attract an average of 15,000 visitors every year. Even in Cape Cod, where the offshore wind project has seemed to cause nothing but controversy for years, Hy-line Cruises is preparing to offer tours of the first-of-its-kind site…” click here for more

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