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Monday, January 24, 2011

Survey shows strong support for wind energy in Grant County

In the fall of 2007, Grant County landowners received a survey conducted by The Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

Question 30 on the survey asked respondents if Grant County jurisdictions should pursue Ethanol Plants, Solar Energy or Wind Energy alternatives as a form of economic development.

Data compiled from those surveys shows overwhelming support for Wind and Solar Energy with marginal support for Ethanol. The proposed White Oak Wind Farm falls within Smelser Township, Cuba City, Hazel Green, Hazel Green Township and Dickeyville.

Grant County should pursue:
Strongly agree 22%39% 48%
Agree33%45% 43%
Disagree 23%5% 2%
Strongly dis. 9%1% 2%
No opinion 13%10% 6%

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