An Idea that that we will never see

An Idea that would fit the plans for the Root River/Lake Michigan bring a few jobs and would do the City of Racine a lot of good but will not even be looked at is Wind Power Generated power along Lake Michigan.
As a whole the U.S. Department of Energy said that there is there are more than 700 gigawatts of potential wind power on the Great Lakes. How much of that could be gathered along the coast line of Racine WI, I do not know however my guess would be a few 10’s of Megawatts. This is power that could be sold to homeowners in the City (Like the idea of Bright Public Power was back in the day) or to the grid I.E. WE Energies. With more and more power needed in S.E. Wisconsin combined with Obama’s war on Coal (and Capitalism) my guess is the cost of the investment recovered quickly the days of .07 pet KW will be long gone and quick at that. With the cut in Coal generated power some other source will have to take its place.
(Sidebar IMHO I think Obama would not mind the USA looking like North Korea he does love his Socialism)
Now I am not taking turbines along the Lake Shore the rich and white would never allow this. However they could be build off shore where they could not been seen.
Of course the City of Racine would not be doing the project itself, hell to me The City of Racine can not even fix up run down properties. If and when the City and county both have leadership up to the task to manage a project such as this I do hope that we move forward with seeking how we can best bring Wind Farms to this area of Lake Michigan and in this way help Racine keep power costs down.

Other benefits be the jobs created in building and maintaining the equipment.


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