Category Archives: Energy

EZ Mart and Elk Rapids

As part of today’s interview, I asked Blarney Castle’s Bill McCarthy about an ongoing concern of mine, that businesses along our U.S. 31 corridor tend to cater to transients and do not plug into the community like they should. He assured … Continue reading

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Harnessing wind in the thumb

Power for 100,000 homes   About 50 wind turbines will be built on 15,000 acres in Bloomfield, Sigel and McKinley townships in Huron County, and Minden and Delaware townships in  Sanilac County, the Detroit-based company [DTE] said.  MLive

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Energy efficiency improvements

For local government buildings Recently the Village of Elk Rapids and Elk Rapids Township applied for and were awarded a $40,000 grant from the Michigan Public Services Commission for energy audits and improvements in energy efficiency for several public buildings. … Continue reading

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Tapioca prices going up?

Each year, an ever larger portion of the world’s crops — cassava and corn, sugar and palm oil — is being diverted for biofuels as developed countries pass laws mandating greater use of nonfossil fuels and as emerging powerhouses like … Continue reading

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Deepwater Anxiety

Is anyone else uneasy upon reading this breaking news?  See NYT.

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The HERTH gets an energy audit

As part of a grant awarded to Elk Rapids by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, the Historic Town Hall received an energy audit that included recommendations to improve the efficiency of the building.   Excerpt

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Design a winning Harbor Days button!

The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and the Harbor Days Steering Committee would like your help in designing the official button for Harbor Days 2011. Use your creativity and design a button that you think best represents the spirit … Continue reading

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