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First Mid Lake Weather Report from GVSU

The Grand Valley State University offshore weather/wind/avian/water quality buoy has returned first time ever data for Lake Michigan. Two months of one-second wind data at heights ranging from 75 to 175 meters has been retrieved, as well as bird and bat acoustic monitoring data. Water quality monitoring data is being processed at the GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute. The project is being managed by GVSU’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center.   Latest wind buoy information can be found at:  http://www.gvsu.edu/marec/lake-michigan-offshore-wind-assessment-project-62.htm.

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Bruce Goodman, Environmental lawyer, Varnum

Bruce practices energy law, environmental law, and construction law. His energy background includes negotiating electric power sales agreements (both for wholesale sellers of energy and for retail consumers of energy) state electric rate cases, developing municipal energy tariffs, and energy project structuring and permitting. For years, he published a blog focused on alternative energy developments in Michigan. Most recently he has been involved in various alternative energy projects, including wind energy, biofuels and solar projects.

His environmental experience includes air...