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Manufacturer Stories Shed Light on the Negative Impact of Ohio's Energy Policy

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Sep 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM

It's time to lead. WIRE-Net talks to legislators and policy makers.

In an effort to bring attention to the disconnect between Ohio's policymakers and the many manufacturers that drive the clean energy economy in the state, WIRE-Net has released a new Clean Energy web page showcasing real-world examples of jobs lost, new business forfeited, and niche production abandoned because of the state's rollback of renewable energy standards.

Featured is a report just released on Ohio's Energy Future Tour, an opportunity for Ohioans to discuss the positive economic impact of clean energy technologies in their lives and communities. The tour demonstrates how Ohio can transition to a clean energy economy that will reduce costs and create jobs.

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Topics: GLWN, AT&F, LEEDCo, Talan Products, Inc., Ohio's Energy Future Tour, Clean Energy

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

GLWN Leads National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Manufacturing Project

Posted by Dee Holody on Feb 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

WIRE-Net's GLWN (formerly the Great Lakes WIND Network) has been selected to lead a competitiveness analysis funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to boost the U.S. manufacturing sector of hydrogen and fuel cells.

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Topics: News, GLWN, Fuel Cell Manufacturing, Wind Energy Manufacturing, Supply Chain Analysis

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