31 Mar '12, 12am

Obama Enlists Wind Power to Breathe New Life into Great Lakes Economy

Obama Enlists Wind Power to Breathe New Life into Great Lakes Economy

The Obama Administration has just ramped up the nation’s transition to clean energy resources such as wind power with a new Great Lakes wind power initiative that joins federal agencies with Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Pennsylvania in a regional development plan for installing offshore wind turbines in the Great Lakes. In addition to supplying clean, renewable wind power to local grids, the new plan could provide the mid-continent states in this group with an economic boost from selling low cost renewable energy to other regions of the U.S. Wind energy as a regional asset The five states have joined in a Memorandum of Understanding that sets forth an interstate cooperative mechanism similar to the Atlantic Wind Consortium for East Coast states spearheaded by the Obama Administration last year. Other mid-continent states have also begun leveraging their win...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/30/obama-enlists-wind-po...

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