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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Life Does Imitate “Art” : Update From Blogprof

Do you remember Dewey’s fake news story from last September? “Michigan Blowing In the Wind” ?

windmills on lake mich 

Well, from today’s Detroit Free Press we have this: “Plan for wind energy farm on Lake Michigan has neighbors howling” detailing a developer’s plan to install wind turbines over a 100 square mile swatch of Lake Michigan between Pentwater and Ludington. For those not familiar, this is one of the most scenic stretches of Lake Michigan shoreline.

1562s2 Little Sable Point Lighthouse near Silver Lake State Park

Indiana-lake-michigan Lake Michigan beach

In exchange for this eyesore, the development is said to be able to produce up to 1000 megawatts – oooohh, that sounds like a lot! How much, exactly? Well, if everything goes well and the wind blows constantly, that’s enough to power maybe 1000 houses. Of course we have more than that many households leaving Michigan on a weekly basis, so by the time they get this wind farm up and running, we won’t need the energy.

The neighbors are upset. Imagine that.

Time to re-think nuclear, people.

UPDATE: From the Blogprof. Just how many people are leaving Michigan? A lot.