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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Capturing the Winds of Change: The 1st Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative

Title:
Capturing the Winds of Change: The 1st Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative

Abstract:
More than 120 Great Lakes policymakers and business leaders interested in development of wind energy attended the first annual meeting of the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative. The Collaborative was created in 2007 to provide a forum to address issues affecting the planning, development and operation of wind power facilities in the Great Lakes region. The regions wind capacity has the potential to produce $80 billion in economic activity and 300,000 jobs for the Great Lakes region, according to recent Dept. of Energy findings. Participants took part in a field trip to "Steel Winds" on the former site of the Bethlehem steel plant on the Buffalo waterfront, the largest urban wind farm in the United States. The meeting included breakout sessions on both the benefits and challenges of a responsible wind future, and discussed the Wind Collaboratives near-term agenda and long-term priorities.

URL:
http://www.glc.org/energy/wind/conf2008.html

Source:
Great Lakes Commission

Resource Type:
Proceedings

Date of Publication:
May 2008

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