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Little Guys Can Prevail Over Big Corporations

The ECOreport looks at an update about Michigan’s new 15% Renewable Target , Little Guys Can Prevail Over Big Corporations

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Anti-wind activist Kevon Martis just sent an update about SB 438,  the bill that requiring Michigan to obtain 15% of its’ electricity from renewable sources. Martis’ initial response was discouragement. Then someone drew his attention to a clause in the final draft of that legislation that allows townships and counties to retain control over zoning for wind energy. Martis was reminded  that little guys can prevail over big corporations – but it takes a lot of work.

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Michigan Passed Laws Requiring 15% Renewables By 2021

The ECOreport looks behind the news that Michigan passed laws requiring 15% renewables by 2021

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Governor Rick Snyder wanted to overhaul the state’s energy bills in 2015, but encountered fierce opposition.  Opponents of Senate Bill 438 (SB 438) believed it puts corporate interests above the needs of residents.  Proponents describe it as a small step towards lowering electricity costs, creating jobs and improving public health. Thanks to the Governor’s direct intervention, the legislators found a compromise. Thursday Michigan passed laws requiring 15% renewables by 2021.

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Solar & Wind energy are not Always Good

The ECOreport responds to the video Good News from Climate Reality, solar & wind energy are not always good

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“Good News,” from Climate Reality, is good propaganda. The message is clear and, to a large extent, true – only it also perpetuates a myth. Solar and wind energy are not necessarily good, it depends how they are used.

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Michigan: Kevon Martis tells Audubon What’s wrong with Wind Turbines (Video)

Published on Mar 12, 2014

IICC director Kevon Martis speaks to Audubon and Sierra Club members in Grand Blanc, MI about current issues with utility scale wind energy in Michigan: turbines are not set back far enough from houses in Michigan; wind turbines do not cut CO2 emissions; emissions have risen, not fallen in Iowa; natural gas is actually cheaper & superior to wind technology; wind is inefficient & needs backup, bird fatalities, etc

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Wind Power Plants are an Economic and Environmental Absurdity (video)

Kevon Martis, Director of the Interstate Informed Citizen’s Coalition (a bi-partisan group whose members are 40% Democrats/60% Republicans), testifying before the Michigan Senate Energy Committee in support of repealing renewable energy mandates in Michigan, on March 18, 2014

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