Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Local Energy Survey (MiLES)
Fall 2019 Data Tables

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Q9a. Now, thinking about your jurisdiction’s current planning and/or zoning on energy issues, as far as you know, how do your plans and/or ordinances treat utility-scale wind energy? (Among jurisdiction that have at least considered plans / policies regarding energy issues and are responsible for their own planning and/or zoning)

Jurisdiction Type
County Township City Village Total
Our planning/zoning does not address 15% 26% 65% 39% 36%
Our planning/zoning generally encourages 46% 35% 9% 18% 27%
Our planning/zoning generally discourages 7% 24% 13% 17% 20%
Don't know 32% 16% 12% 26% 17%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Category
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000 Total
Our planning/zoning does not address 37% 32% 41% 39% 34% 36%
Our planning/zoning generally encourages 26% 31% 23% 26% 25% 27%
Our planning/zoning generally discourages 21% 22% 20% 15% 15% 20%
Don't know 17% 15% 15% 19% 26% 17%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula Total
Our planning/zoning does not address 44% 28% 34% 29% 32% 44% 36%
Our planning/zoning generally encourages 27% 40% 28% 31% 26% 19% 27%
Our planning/zoning generally discourages 19% 16% 18% 26% 22% 18% 20%
Don't know 9% 15% 20% 14% 20% 18% 17%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.