There is a saying around here that if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes and it will change. It's that sort of thing that helps make Michigan, especially Metro Detroit, such as prime spot for the nation's budding alternative energy industry. The weather is dynamic enough to accommodate wind and solar energy. The abundance of water and agriculture make things like hydropower and bio-fuels logical choices. And where better to develop and build the new technologies that will harness these resources than at southeast Michigan's acclaimed research universities and vaunted manufacturing facilities?