Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I did some diaries about great lakes wind power a while back.

Erie is doable with present tech, the bathymetry is right, with few deep waters.

Lake Michigan is the real winner if you can build in deep water, because the lake is extremely deep, bottoming out at 800+ feet.

This would be an excellent industrial promotion project.  THe skills and machines needed for turbine manufacturing are a sufficiently close match to the auto industry, that it begs the question why the skilled machinests and foundries left in the cold by the auto industry couldn't be used to do this.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Fri Feb 20th, 2009 at 12:59:46 PM EST

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