www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c96+83?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZTurbines in Michigan spur recall petitions.314422011-03-21T22:39:40Z2011-03-21T22:39:40ZIn Ogden Township, petitions are being circulated against Supervisor James Goetz and Clerk Phyllis Gentz. Both are accused of having conflicts of interest for lease agreements they signed with would-be developers for unspecified payments if any turbines are erected on their farmland.
Wind turbines twirl cash, but many hesitate.314032011-03-12T00:28:03Z2011-03-12T00:28:03ZWind turbines are touted by developers as a source of clean, locally produced energy. But the huge turbines also produce a not-in-my-backyard backlash from some who fear declining property values because of noise, vibrations, and shadow-flickering. Concerns about digital TV reception also are being raised.Alternative energy forum draws turbine friends, foes.310212011-02-06T13:51:48Z2011-02-06T13:51:48ZIssues range from shadow flickering to noise to lowered property values, they said.
"Our politicians are trying to pound square pegs into round holes," said Tom Stacy, a critic of the wind industry who lives in Logan County and belongs to the national energy policy committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Splitting greens; Setting up a permitting process for wind turbines is no small task.265992010-04-07T04:09:31Z2010-04-07T04:09:31ZProponents of wind turbines tout their ability to cleanly generate power, transmit it to the grid and do so without the pollution of coal plants and potential dangers of nuclear sites.
But opponents of the giant propellers worry about the noise they create along with threats to birds, disruption to lakebeds in construction, and the possible difficulties in actually getting the power to transmission lines.
Great Lakes Wind Truth.327962011-08-19T14:25:32Z2011-08-19T14:25:32ZWind power's niche.327802011-08-17T01:22:23Z2011-08-17T01:22:23ZIn Michigan's Lenawee County and near the Ohio-Indiana state line, proposals to install wind turbines are attracting organized opposition. It is easy -- but unfair -- to dismiss this as an expression of classic Not In My Back Yard sentiments. If majority opinion and market forces lead to zoning ordinances that discourage developers from operating in an area, they must be respected.