A new energy future, with details, in DNR report

Posted on January 9, 2008. Filed under: Energy Policy |



From a post on The Political Environment, the blog of Jim Rowen

Because Wisconsin has the resources to create a world-class “bioeconomy,” and also could become a major site of renewal wind and wave energy generation, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has begun to review some paradigm-shifting Badger State opportunities, according to documents obtained from the DNR under the Wisconsin Open Records law.The documents are among almost 500 pages released to this blog in December, and are compiled in a transition briefing book prepared by DNR staffers for Matt Frank, the department’s new Secretary.Here are some highlights:In Section 9, “Climate Change/Energy Independence,” staffers say:”We have met with a developer who is in the early stages of proposing to put 610 wind turbines in Lake Michigan, from Kewaunee to Kenosha. While a great idea, there are legal issues that will need to be addressed and we have done an issue paper on the idea. (Attachment 2).”That attachment, dated July 23, 2007, lays out a lengthy list of state and federal regulatory, ownership and related issues that could affect the placement of such alarge number of wind turbine structures in the Great Lakes, on the lakebeds.

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