Wind farm is coming to Michigan's Thumb
You’ve probably seen photos of oil rigs in the ocean. Now picture towering wind turbines dotting Michigan’s farmlands and the shallow waters of the Great Lakes, generating clean power to light homes and run factories.
February 5, 2006
by Emilia Askari
in Detroit Free Press
This month, a New York-based company is breaking ground on a wind farm in the Thumb that will be the fifth-largest in the country when it’s completed in a few years.
It’s the kind of project that President George W. Bush promoted in his State of the Union Address last week when he talked about breaking America’s addiction to oil.
“I’m very excited. I can’t wait for them to go up,” said Kris Wright, a first-grade teacher at Ubly Elementary School who attended a workshop last month for teachers on wind energy. “I think it’s going to be good for... [continue via Web link]