Tom Karas talks to Dave about Local Feed-In Tarriff (FIT)

This conversation is about energy. Tom Karas of the Michigan Energy Alternatives Project is in to talk with Dave about local energy discussions and to explain what feed-in-tarriffs for local electrical generation are, how they work and why they are needed. Michigan has had discussions at the state level regarding mandated, statewide feed-in tariffs though there has been little progress. Tom explains that even a local electrical utility like Traverse City Light and Power can always choose to apply feed-in tariffs on their own. David Long is in for the second segment of the show talking about a proposal for a massive wind farm development in Benzie county. Long is a Benzie resident and leader of a group working to raise public awareness of the impact an industrial sized wind farm could have on the community and environment. More at and