WHY DO WE USE WINDPOWER?
Should Michigan invest in energy efficient windmills? Here are some opinions about using energy efficient windmills. I think that energy efficient windmills are great and Michigan should absolutely invest in energy efficient windmills. They are also very hopeful of growth with windmills and are fighting the doubters and want Michigan to keep investing in them. Some people don’t want Michigan to invest in energy efficient windmills and would like Michigan to invest in something other than windmills.
Why would we use energy efficient windmills in Michigan? One reason we should use energy efficient windmills because of public act 295 becoming a law. This law came into effect because Michigan the law established a renewable energy mandate called a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for the state. An RPS mandates that an electricity provider produce a certain amount of its energy via renewable means (Lyon & Yin, 2010). Also, using wind turbines has a pros to it. There is absolutely no pollution whatsoever. And the wind has 20 times more energy potential than humans need, and we can’t run out of wind energy. the largest of turbines and power up to 600 US home just by itself. To use the turbines after construction is done, the cost is very low. Prices have decreased over 80% since 1980 and are expected to keep decreasing. Traverse City Light and Power said by 2020 they will have a project to produce 30% of it own power. Michigan's offshore wind power in the Great Lakes development has been delayed by political considerations. In 2010 a wind farm at Ludington, Michigan was rejected. Despite the success PA 295 the policy has become a huge legislative threat. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mpsc/wind_map_407661_7.pdf Will show you the places you can find wind turbines in Michigan and then you can understand how much we have put into turbines so far. Some people don’t want the turbines because the turbines can disturb the wildlife and some doubt that the wind turbine will stay up, they think it will fall over.
Are the cost involved worth the benefits? The answer could be yes and no because each wind turbine can cost from $3,000 to $9,000 to build and put together. Although tourist pay up to $35 to look at one and that can help with the cost, but it would take about 86 to 257 tourist to pay for a single turbine. So far the US has put about $25 billion into more wind projects to help everyone save money by using wind energy. Wind energy and the setting up of wind turbines employs 50,500 people across construction. It also depends on what the people of Michigan agree on. If they want the wind turbines and want to save money and have more energy or not have the turbines, pay more for power and not have as much power. If you think about it, with in the next century or less, if we use wind turbines we could save maybe millions of dollars, possibly more.
Wind turbines can help in many different ways but they can also be to expensive sometimes. It is up to use here in Michigan to understand how we can help Michigan's economy with the wind turbines.
How much money does Michigan invest in wind turbines yearly? http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2014/10/wind_energy_is_dominating_mich.html