Global Sustainability

Comments from 9/27/19


Just a few comments about our experience on 9/27/19. All links are optional.

Wind Farms in the Thumb of Micigan

There are more than 700 wind turbines in operation across the Thumb of Michigan (mostly in Huron County). These wind turbines are owned and operated by various companies and thus are separated into individual wind farms. Click on the optional link below to zoom in on the individual wind farms in the Thumb (and elsewhere). Click on a marker for more detailed information:

Wind Farm Map

The following optional link gives some basic info on methods of producing electricity in Michigan as well as trends in wind power generation:

U.S. Department of Energy

Wind Turbine blade design helps to maximize the conversion of wind energy into electricity. Below are some optional articles that discuss blade design:

Wind Turbine Rotor Technology

How Wind Power Works

Here is a slide show from September 2018 shown at the DTE Renewable Energy Center in Bad Axe:

DTE Slide Show

Public sentiment towards wind in Huron County:

2015 Wind Moratorium

2017 Rejection of Wind Projects

Wind Energy Still Grows

The wind energy industry has opponents with lots of money:

You Can't Stop the Wind

Lies the Koch Brothers Tell

Mass Transit Authority in Flint, Michigan

Flint Wins Award for Transit System

Consumers Energy Fueling Station

Willows Earth Education Center in Lapeer, Michigan

Here's an interesting article about some of the work Peter McCreedy is doing outside of teaching:

New Trail in Lapeer

Willows Earth Education Center