MICHIGAN FIGHTS AGAINST AND BUILDS WIND
Renewable energy supporters gather, but anti-wind turbine folks 'want you to go away now'
Melissa Anders, November 4, 2014 (MLive)
“…Michigan added more wind power capacity last year than most other states, and is currently building more wind power than every state but Texas…While the wind industry and environmental groups tout the benefits of wind power as a cleaner alternative to coal-fired power plants, wind turbines can be controversial among residents who don't want the towering machines in their communities…arguing that wind turbines are disruptive, destroy neighborhoods, and are not as cost-effective or reliable as proponents say…Utilities have been relying on wind turbines to provide most of the renewable energy needed to meet Michigan's current renewable energy standard of 10 percent by 2015. But wind power growth could slow if the state doesn't update its renewable energy requirements…” click here for more