Toward a Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project — from by David Zax


An Obama administration-hosted event in Chicago this week asked the question: What will it take to bring offshore wind projects to the Great Lakes?

The U.S. wants wind power. The Great Lakes are windy. It should be a match made in heaven–so why don’t we see legions of wind farms floating off the shores of Lake Michigan? The Obama Administration hosted a “Great Lakes Offshore Wind Workshop” in DC on Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago, seeking to answer that question and figure out how to realize the vision.

From DSC:
Hmmm…this is a tough one for me. I support sustainability, yet I know how beautiful the shores of Lake Michigan are. If they move forward with this, I hope they do so wisely and somewhat sparingly…preserving the beautiful vistas and sunsets of Lake Mich.