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Subject:  Re: We get it Date:  10/25/2012  4:07 PM
Author:  steve203 Number:  18052 of 18731

So MI would start to import power from Canada (hydro)? Paying out tens of millions of dollars to Canadians? Sending money out of state? ANd of course, jobs out of state?

And the proposal supporters talk about how currently Michigan money goes out of state to buy coal and employ coal miners.

ANd likely start buying wind power from out of state - more jobs moving out of state?

Michigan has quite a lot of wind, and it isn't all in the state legislature. There is enough wind coming off Lake Michigan that CMS Energy is building a wind farm to work in conjunction with it's existing pumped storage plant.

Biomass? Last I checked, MI is not exactly in the corn belt.....

Lots of biomass, and it's already collected, in garbage dumps. DTE Energy has an ongoing business to collect the methane from land fills.

One of these plants soon to be built near me.

VBT Planners OK final site plan for Hoosier co-gen plant on 5-2 vote

After more than two years of study and consideration, the Van Buren Township Planning Commission at its Aug. 22 meeting approved the final site plan for a landfill-gas-to-energy plant on a 1.5-acre site zoned Office Technology in the former Visteon Village campus.

This article doesn't mention it, but gas from a dump about 5 miles from my home is supposed to be piped to the power plant too. Right now that gas is being flared off. Makes quite a sight at night.

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