Michigan township to dismantle wind turbines

A southeastern Michigan township is following the sun — but doing away with wind as a source to generate energy.
AP Wire
Jul 17, 2013

 

The Genoa Township Board voted Monday night to dismantle the wind turbines on township hall property. Officials said they have had difficulty finding replacement parts since the turbines' manufacturer went through bankruptcy, and one of the turbines disintegrated on a windy day.

Township Manager Mike Archinal said the turbines were a test project and helped boost knowledge and awareness about renewable energy, but the township's solar panels have been producing far more energy than the turbines.

The turbines are expected to come down in the next few weeks.

The Livingston County township received a $94,000 grant in 2010 to install the panels and turbines.

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GH55

Similar to most in this country, you have not looked outside its borders lately. The United States is way behind the rest of the World in installed wind turbines. And if they are so bad, why is the number one petroleum center of the US, Texas, also the biggest state in installed wind power.
This isn't even an issue with climate change, it is one of why would you want to waste your money on electricity and gasoline that you don't need buy. I know I just go around throwing money away, NOT!
The vast majority of wind and solar farms are being financed and installed with private money, so obviously there must be a pay back.
The only laughing they are doing is watching us spend trillions on defense while they are updating their infrastructure and manufacturing base.
One of the reasons we are hated around the world is because of our gluttony. Get a clue, dyankee, they are laughing at you!

gordbzz231

consumers energy has big plans for the wind turbines and pushing forward despite local residents protesting, buying up property everywhere, i dont whats the problem with buying parts for these things because they are make in japan, there is also a local company from muskegon that are installing these, i would rather see a solar panel project for residents or a cumminity type thing, but again, a company right here in michigan took money from the government to produce these panels then file for bunkrupcy

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