Mayor Heartwell: Grand Rapids must build wind farm or solar field to meet clean energy goal

Apr 25, 2012 Full story: Muskegon Chronicle 8

Lauded today as a national example of clean energy leadership, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell said the city will meet its goal of using 100-percent renewable energy by 2020 - but not without large-scale production of its own electricity.

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#1 Apr 25, 2012
More taxpayer money in the name of a HOAX.

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Apr 26, 2012
Perhaps we could can George's speeches since he is full of hot air and he personally could provide electricity for the city?

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08


#3 Apr 26, 2012
Many years ago the city missed some of the "low hanging fruit" when they kept having employees measure windows with the aim of replacing them with more efficient windows and failed to follow through with replacing the old, inefficient ones. It finally got done, after many years, in some buildings but many have yet to be done.

As for the generation of electricity, the city was going to install wind turbine(s) at their water plant but that promptly met opposition and was quietly shelved. I have heard nothing further since they initially proposed that. It's obviously somewhere "under the rug".

Rockford, MI

#4 Apr 26, 2012
Maybe heart well ought to be told his city is right on a river...that flows. I've said it about a thousand times...we have 50+ hydro electric dams that are currently in disrepair and or turned off.... Those should be repaired first prior to any further green technology investments.

United States

#5 Apr 26, 2012
Heartwell is another worthless, commie liberal. When will people get the idea - QUIT VOTING FOR LIBERALS/DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!
Heartwell is a buffoon

Caledonia, MI

#6 Apr 26, 2012
Who wrote:
More taxpayer money in the name of a HOAX.
Exactly. No one cares what this buffoon has to say.

Belmont, MI

#7 Apr 29, 2012
Georgy porgy pudding and pie
opens his mouth and makes me cry
wondering if this guy's real
seems all he wants is a license to steal

Caledonia, MI

#8 May 7, 2012
What planet is this Mayor Heartwell on? This idea of his is ridiculous. He wastes time and city tax dollars on things that are irrelevant to people's lives but are instead liberal social experiments. Get a clue. What an idiot.

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