Cosmo, N.R. 2011. Revision of a GIS-based Decision Support Tool (DST) for Evaluating Lakebed Alterations to Michigan's Coastal Habitats for Wind Turbine Siting. McNair Scholars Research Journal 3 (1): 69-78. http://commons.emich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1032&context=mcnair&sei-redir=1#search=%22great%20lakes%20wind%20energy%20wildlife%22 This study evaluated the updated version of a decision support tool used to determine suitability of wind energy development in Michigan waters. The updated tool includes biological data, and this particuluar project focused on the location of fish spawning areas with respect to Michigan lakebed areas deemed "suitable" for wind turbine placement.
Cuyahoga Regional Energy Development Task Force. 2007. Building a New Energy Future: Recommendations for a Lake Erie Offshore Wind Energy Demonstration Project and Research Center. 83pp. http://development.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_development/en-us/windenergy_report.pdf _This document was released when Cuyahoga County, Ohio, issued a national request for qualifications seeking a Project Manager for the completion of a feasibility study for the planning, design, financing, construction and operation of a freshwater offshore wind research/development center, including a demonstration wind energy project of between 5 to 20 megawatts located upon Lake Erie in the vicinity of Downtown Cleveland.
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth. 2007. Michigan Siting Guidelines for Wind Energy Systems. 10pp. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Wind_and_Solar_Siting_Guidlines_Draft_5_96872_7.pdf This document presents the guidelines that have been developed by the Energy Office of Michiganto assist local governments in the development of siting requirements for wind energy systems.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 2007. _Guideline to Assist MNR Staff in the Review of Wind Power Proposals: Potential Impacts to Birds and Bird Habitats. EBR Registry Number:PB07E6036. http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/mnr/ebr/wind_power/document.pdf
E-Coustis Solutions. 2006. Baseline Noise Study for Residents for Sound Economics and Planning in Ubly, Michigan. 9pp. http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wp-content/uploads/james-ublynoisestudy.pdf _This report presents the findings and recommendations from a study conducted to determine community response and land use compatibility of the Noble Thumb Windpark in Michigan. The study the residents' response to the changes that would occur in the Ubly and Bingham Township soundscape after installation of industrial scale wind turbines by Noble Environmental Power LLC.
Alberts, Daniel J. 2005. Delphi Inquiries into Wind Turbine Siting Issues. A report prepared for the Energy Office of Michigan. 118pp. http://www.ltu.edu/cm/attach/165D79C3-DD14-41EC-8A7F-CFA2D0C272DE/FinalReport.pdf This document reports the results of a Delphi Inquiry into wind turbine siting issues conducted for the Energy Office of Michigan. A Delphiinquiry is an iterative series of open dialogs and surveys that leads to a consensus of informed opinions.