Wisconsin regulators have decided to look into implanting giant wind turbines in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.
The three-member Public Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to begin assessing whether the concept can be executed. The idea is part of a host of recommendations from a global warming task force Gov. Jim Doyle created.
Building offshore windmills is a risky undertaking for any utility. But winds over water are generally stronger, less turbulent and more consistent than winds over land. That could lead to more energy production.
The Associated Press
3 April 2008
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