Convinced that clean energy has a future (or no) in Ohio? A massive wind farm or crickets—it depends largely on who is your utility.
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When the catastrophic failure of the $500 million investment in Solyndra forced us to question if the federal government's role was as venture capitalist, the larger issue lost in the scrum was, what is the proper role of government in clean energy creation and why is it so hard for America to define? The answers may be waiting for exploration in...
The GreenCityBlueLake Institute has done a lot to promote a vision of a clean energy future in Northeast Ohio. We helped to build the SmartHome, a real house for a Cleveland neighborhood designed to use 90% less heating and cooling energy than a conventional house. Our work on new bike and transit facilities is providing transportation options that use less...more
The day they raise those gleaming white metal towers over the waters of Lake Erie and cap them with slender turbine blades, Greater Cleveland will owe a small debt to Sweden. Even if the development path is different, Sweden's success installing ten, 3-megawatt wind turbines on a freshwater lake in the middle part of that Scandanavian country breaks a barrier...
Milwaukee is a shining example of how to turn the industrial tide in the Midwest from black to green. The city “decided to double down on advanced manufacturing” in the 1990s, says Matt Howard, Milwaukee’s environmental sustainability director. It got in the business of small to midsized manufacturers—their bread-and-butter sectors of value-added food products (cheese) and water related industries (beer)—helping...
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