facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Michigan advocates push for wind energy

July 29, 2010 at 9:50 AM   |   Comments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 29 (UPI) -- Advocates of wind energy in Michigan called on U.S. lawmakers to pass a federal energy measure that would provide a boost for alternative resources.

House and Senate measures proposed this week increase the financial liability for companies tied to oil spills like the one in the Gulf of Mexico.

Liz Salerno, a director at the American Wind Energy Association, said she hoped the measure would include provisions for alternative resources as well.

"We are urgently advocating Congress to make sure that that oil bill has some signal for manufacturing for renewable and renewable electricity standards," she was quoted by Michigan Public Radio as saying.

The organization had a forum advocating wind energy at a Wednesday conference at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Michigan ranks 14th in terms of wind energy potential in the United States.

Minnesota's Scandia Wind Offshore company proposed a $4 billion project to develop offshore and onshore wind farms on the West Michigan coast.

Scandia proposed building two offshore facilities in Lake Michigan with a combined output of 1,000 megawatts. An onshore wind facility associated with a waste-water treatment facility would deliver 150 MW of energy to the surrounding community, the company said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas
2
New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard
3
First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests
4
Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers
5
Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback