Category Archives: Publications

Revitalizing Local Waterfront Economies: Investing in the Great Lakes

Download PDF | Published October 2011

A report by the U.S. Environmenal Protection Agency and the Great Lakes Commission on the economic benefits of restoring the centerpieces of Great Lakes coastal communities, and cleaning up Great Lakes Areas of Concern....   Read More »

Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region

Download Entire Toolkit PDF | Published July 2011
Individual sections:
Balanced and Uniform Siting Policies
Financing mechanisms and Financial Incitatives
Renewable Portfolio Standards
Integrated Resource Planning, Transmission Planing and Advanced Grid Management
Strategic Siting for Efficient Transmission Management
Accessibility of Wind Project Documents
Community Support through Public Engagement and Outreach...   Read More »

Priorities for Advancing Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization

Download PDF | Published February 2011

The Commission’s federal priorities for FY2012, published February 2011....   Read More »

Advisor – January 2011

Download PDF | Published January 2011

The Advisor is a quarterly newsletter that serves as the Commission’s voice in the Great-Lakes / St. Lawrence region while providing regular updates on Commission policy positions and programs, regional events and binational issues....   Read More »

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative: Prospectus

Download PDF | Published 2011

The prospectus of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC), a multi-sector coalition of wind energy stakeholders working to facilitate the sustainable development of wind power in the binational Great Lakes region....   Read More »

Halting the Invasion: Maintaining the Health of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins by Preventing Further Exchange of Aquatic Invasive Species

Download PDF | Published December 2010

This article provides a historical perspective and current status report on how Chicago waterways system has evolved as a primary vector for aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Although the main focus is on the threat of Asian carp ...   Read More »

ANS Update: News on Aquatic Invasions from the Great Lakes Commission – Volume 16, No. 1

Download PDF | Published Fall/Winter 2010

Feature Article: News from the Battlefield: the Latest Developments in the War Against Asian Carp; by Anjali Patel, Erika Jensen, and Kathe Glassner-Shwayder, Great Lakes Commission...   Read More »

Advisor – October 2010

Download PDF | Published October 2010

The Advisor is a quarterly newsletter that serves as the Commission’s voice in the Great-Lakes / St. Lawrence region while providing regular updates on Commission policy positions and programs, regional events and binational issues....   Read More »

The Role of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Ports in the Advancement of the Wind Energy Industry

Download PDF | Published September 2010

The results of a Great Lakes Wind Collaborative survey of ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway region to assess the readiness and willingness of the ports to handle wind turbine cargo....   Read More »

TempPost

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission welcomes new bipartisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. Senate that authorizes several critical Great Lakes restoration programs and strengthens regional coordination and binational cooperation with Canada. The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act was introduced by Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) ...   Read More »

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