Several bills in the Michigan Legislature are circulating to promote wind power and other forms of alternative energy.
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“People need to have an appreciation for the value of homes,” said Dodie Stark, an agent for Coldwell Banker Anchor Real Estate, in Oceana County. “For many, real estate is their biggest investment and a means to a secure retirement. Views are very important, especially in a resort area, and a group of 400-foot-tall wind turbines 500 feet from homes or cottages could have a devastating effect on property values.”
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today said it is seeking public comments on the MPSC staff's recently released 2004-2005 Michigan Renewables Energy Program report (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mrep_annual_2005_143719_7.pdf) by Jan. 31, 2006.
How should wind turbine use in Michigan be governed: at the state or local level?
Michigan mostly has wind resources of class 3 or lower, making wind power production costs high and non cost-competitive vs. conventional fossil power sources.