Help Power Ohio's Economy with Offshore Wind
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Help Power Ohio's Economy with Offshore Wind

    1. Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo)
    2. Petition by

      Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo)

      Cleveland, OH

Offshore wind is an emerging large-scale growth industry worldwide. With zero offshore wind projects in the United States, there is a race to develop numerous offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes, all fixated on capturing the benefits. The technology has been validated and deployed widespread in Europe and most recently Asian waters, employing tens of thousands of workers in sectors such as engineering, design, construction, manufacturing, and maritime logistics.

Ohio is uniquely positioned to build the first freshwater offshore wind project in the United States, however  action on policy to support offshore wind in Ohio is required in the form of legislation. The initial project led by the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation is only a catalyst toward securing the first-mover advantages which will not only create Ohio-based jobs and turbine components, but also allow for the export of expertise and manufacturing. Ohio is well suited to host offshore wind with its world-class industrial capacity, excellent ports, suitable electrical transmission infrastructure, and a trained labor force.

Help build this new industry by asking your Ohio representatives to bring home the benefits of offshore wind energy.

 

For more information visit LEEDCo's project development team at www.freshwaterwind.com.

 

 

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    • A Wunderlum DAYTONA BCH, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      We should have moved in this direction in the 70's. Let us not make the same mistake twice. Learn from history. Thank you.

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    • Mark Foley ELYRIA, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      I'm a wind turbine tech trained at Lorain County Community College in Ohio. Having offshore wind farms would create more jobs for people like myself who come out of training and cannot find work in Ohio doing what we have been trained to do. Lake Erie is a very valuable source for wind, why waste it.

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      • over 3 years ago

      Thanks for everyone's support to date!

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    • June Ball ATHENS, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      Renewable energy is our best hope of slowing global warming since we Americans are not likely to change our lifestyles radically. Please support offshore wind projects. I, my children and grandchildren thank you.

      June Ball

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    • Gabriel Klooster HOLLAND, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      Offshore wind is smart for Ohio and the entire country!

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