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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Challenges to the Michigan Wind Power Industry

The Great Lakes Bulletin News Service has an excellent and in-depth feature reporting on the difficulties faced by companies seeking to jump-start wind energy in Michigan. While Michigan is the 14th windiest state and could generate 7,460 megawatts of electricity (enough to power almost 2 million of Michigan's 3.7 million households), most local governments have no turbine ordinances and the state lacks policies and tax incentives that other states use to stimulate aggressive, successful wind development. It is estimated that wind power could generate more than 8,000 jobs in Michigan if the state's potential was fully developed.

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