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The Nature Conservancy

Michigan State University Land Policy Institute and Michigan Sea Grant

The following factsheets, created by MSU’s Land Policy Institute (LPI) and the Great Lakes Commission (July, 2011), are a result of the LPI’s Perception of the Impact of Wind Energy Generation in Coastal Communities integrated assessment project funded by Michigan Sea Grant. Each factsheet examines various aspects of Michigan coastal residents’ views on wind energy.

University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment

University at Buffalo Law School Environment and Development Clinic

Partner Publications

Biodiversity Research Institute

  1. Pelagic Waterbird Surveys in the Great Lakes, 2012-2014: Minimizing Conflicts with Future Offshore Wind Development January, 2015
  2. Reducing the Adverse Effects of Offshore Wind Development on Waterbirds in the Great Lakes: A Proposed Four-Step Approach May, 2014

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

  1. Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis: 2014 Annual Market Assessment August, 2014
  2. Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis October, 2013
  3. Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis February, 2013
  4. U.S. Offshore Wind Manufacturing and Supply Chain Development February, 2013

News Releases

Formal Correspondence

  • GLWC Response to DOE’s Wind and Water Power Program’s Request for Information July, 2010
    This document is the GLWC Response to the DOE Reqest for Information (RFI), DE-FOAEE0000384, regarding the plan to create a new research and development program aimed at stimulating responsible, cost-effective offshore wind development in the United States.
  • Letter to Brigadier General John W Peabody, Commander, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers June, 2009
    This letter is regarding the need for a federal comprehensive environmental review process for the siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities in the Great Lakes.
  • Letter to Phyllis Yoshida March, 2009
    On March 26, 2009, the Collaborative sent a letter to Ms. Phyllis Yoshida, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Energy Cooperation in the Office of Policy and International Affairs of the U.S. Department of Energy. The letter expressed the Collaborative’s interest in participating in the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue, which is being established to encourage binational development of clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gases and combat climate change.
  • Letters to President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper February, 2009
    The Collaborative sent letters to President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on February 13, 2009 alerting them to the work of the Collaborative and urging them to consider the Collaborative as a regional partner in advancing the development of wind energy. The letter was also sent to the governors, senators, and congressional representatives of the eight Great Lakes states, as well as the premiers and Members of Parliament from Ontario and Québec. The U.S. Secretary of Energy as well as the Ministers of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Oceans, and the Environment Canada were also copied.