Patch Flash: Deal Paves Way for Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Farms

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  1. ScienceRocks

    ScienceRocks Blue dog all the way!

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    Deal Paves Way for Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Farms

    Patch Flash: Deal Paves Way for Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Farms - Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL Patch
    The Obama administration and five states, including Illinois, have reached an agreement to speed up approval of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public opposition. Under the deal, state and federal agencies will craft a blueprint for speeding regulatory review of proposed wind farms without sacrificing environmental and safety standards. Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania signed the agreement. llinois Gov. Pat Quinn said developing offshore wind energy would "promote economic development and create jobs, while reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources."

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    I can't oppose it as it seems to be working really well for China. We must have a broad mixture of energy resources if we are to keep competing. Lets work on all energy!!! Like China.
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  2. Douger

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    Not fucking there !
    Where I live we are 98% + renewables. As soon as the new dam is done, and the northern geothermal plant is complete, we will be 100% plus exporting a large amount of pure energy to both Nicaragua and Panama.
    Nicaragua is also pounding out some serious wind farms and preparing to do a geothermal plant.
    It's do-able in nations who's politicians aren't drunk with petroleum.

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