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Re: E-M:/ Source of biomass energy in Consumers' Energy "Green Generation" program

>From an old Consumers press release:

To support the Green Generation program, Consumers Energy has entered into electricity supply contracts with seven new independent renewable energy projects.  Approximately 75 percent of the electric energy from the new projects will come from wind generation, including the Noble Environmental Power wind farm under construction in Michigan's Huron County.  The remaining 25 percent of energy for the program is from landfill gas facilities.  All of the projects are located in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
>From another:

Alexander J. Sagady wrote:
Enviro-Mich message from "Alexander J. Sagady" <ajs@sagady.com>

CMS Energy used to own a wood chip burning electric power plant
in Grayling, MI   I don't know if that is the plant they 
are referring to or not.......it is located near the waferboard plant
where US 127 north meets I-75, just south of Grayling

At 07:50 PM 05/02/2007, you wrote:
Today we received a mailing from Consumers' Energy offering "green blocks" of energy at $2.50/ 150 kWhr of renewable energy.   The only specific additional information on the source of this energy is that only 5% of it is from wind (I know of only 3 commercial windmills operating in the state; correct me if more have been added); and 95% is from biomass. 

What do the listserv members know about the source of the biomass used in this program?  I'd call the utility's info. line, but would rather find out more from an independent source, if possible.

Thank you,

Jack Scholl

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