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Study Shows Ohio Leads Midwest in Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Mar 25, 2016 11:13:22 AM

Over 28,000 Ohio clean energy jobs can be found in manufacturing, and of those, nearly 7,700 are in the solar sector and 1,138 are in wind.  This is the most manufacturing jobs of any of the states included in the Clean Jobs Midwest survey released today.  Nationally, each manufacturing job creates another 5.6 additional jobs, so NE Ohio’s Clean Energy sector drives a total of over 150,000 jobs. Ohio firms make everything from solar panels and wind turbine generators and fasteners, to roof and ground mounted solar racking systems and more.

Nearly 25% of Ohio’s 100,783 clean energy jobs are located in the 7 counties surrounding Cleveland. 

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Topics: Energy, Clean Energy, Ohio Renewables and Efficiency Standards, Clean Jobs Midwest, Renewable Energy Standards, Clean Energy Jobs

Manufacturers, Take Action on FirstEnergy Bailout

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Jan 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

PUCO decision expected imminently. Now is the time for action!

FirstEnergy (FE) and American Electric Power (AEP) have filed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Riders before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).

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Topics: Energy, Advocacy

AT&F First-to-Market in Fabricating Steel Foundations for Lake Erie Wind Project

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Apr 17, 2015 11:04:00 AM

The non-profit Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) is currently developing a demonstration project called "Icebreaker" that will solve the unique challenges of deploying wind turbines in a freshwater environment. With six wind turbines positioned seven miles off the coast of Cleveland, Icebreaker will become a catalyst to building an offshore wind industry in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.

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Topics: News, GLWN, Business Growth, AT&F, Energy, LEEDCo

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