On February 6, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed an executive order creating the Great Lakes Wind Council, an advisory body within the Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth that will provide citizens with a public forum to begin to identify where, in the Great Lakes, wind energy systems may be prudently sited.  Appointments to the Council include representatives from the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute, the Michigan Environmental Council, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, ITC Holdings Corp., the Michigan Charter Boat Association, and Detroit Edison.  This follows on the heels of actions by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and others to investigate the feasibility of siting wind turbines in the Great Lakes, as discussed in one of my recent blog entries.