Michigan Competitive in Wind Production, But Future Limited

Wind Energy Growth 2019

Over the past twenty years, the Great Lakes region has been steadily increasing the number of in new wind projects and wind energy output. Now that pace looks to have slowed with more local communities placing acting tighter zoning control over industrial wind development.  However growth continues as the cost of new project declines.  Michigan … Read more

DTE Energy on Wind Turbine Taxes – “Appeal Each One!”

ThumbWind Archive

DTE Appeals Taxes for Wind Turbines in 2016 “There’s an Appeal for Every Turbine”  That’s the statement made to the Huron Daily Tribune from Scott Simons, of DTE Energy Media Relations. DTE Energy has filed more than 60 appeals for wind turbines in the Michigan Thumb Wind parks in Huron Gratiot and Sanilac counties. Exelon … Read more

Michigan Thumb Reject Wind Projects

Michigan Wind Farms

Voters in Michigan’s Upper Thumb rejected proposals that would have allowed two wind farm projects to proceed in Huron county. In referendum held May 2, 2017 voters defeated a proposal for a renewal energy project by DTE Energy extending just under 17,000 acres. 70 turbines would have been placed with landowners holding wind lease agreements … Read more

Wind Farm Secessionists

Lake Township Michigan

This post was published in May 2012 at the height of new zoning in Lake Township. While the split did not occur, it denotes the deep wounds that wind development can incur on a community. Huron County, Michigan – Twenty-one large landowners, unhappy with the outcome of a public referendum vote in February which curtailed the unbridled … Read more