Beyond Cape Wind: The Challenge of Siting Renewable Energy Facilities
and the Program in the Environment (PitE)
Goldring Family Distinguished Visiting Lecturer
Robert Whitcomb, Vice President and Editorial Page Editor, Providence Journal
Beyond Cape Wind: The Challenge of Siting Renewable Energy FacilitiesWith Commentary by:
Matthew Wagner, Manager, Wind Site Development, Detroit Edison
Sally Churchill, Vice President and Secretary of the University of Michigan
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
4:00pm - 5:30pm
(reception to follow)
Betty Ford Classroom, 1110 Weill Hall
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the University of Michigan Program in the Environment (PitE), and the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Mr. Whitcomb, co-author of the book “Cape Wind: Celebrity, Energy, Class, Politics, and a Valiant Battle for Unobstructed Ocean Views on Nantucket Sound” will discuss the controversial “Cape Wind” off- shore wind farm project in Nantucket Sound. Panel discussants Matthew Wagner and Sally Churchill will follow up by discussing the challenges of siting wind turbine facilities in Michigan. Lessons learned by the Cape Wind project can help efforts to increase the use of wind energy as an alternate energy source in Michigan.
The Providence Journal. Before joining The Providence Journal, he was the financial editor of the International Herald Tribune, based in Paris; an editor and writer for The Wall Street Journal, based in New York; and a writer for The Boston Herald Traveler and the News Journal, in Wilmington, Del. He has also contributed to Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, the New York Times, and Cape Business Magazine, among many other publications. He has twice won the first prize from the Associated Press in the AP’s annual press awards for New England for editorial writing. Bob is the co-author of Cape Wind: Celebrity, Energy, Class, Politics, and a Valiant Battle for Unobstructed Ocean Views on Nantucket Sound, and for the past few years he has been writing and editing articles about the Cape Wind controversy—publishing numerous pro-and-con pieces.
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