Cleveland’s own Charles Brush created the world’s first electric wind turbine in the 1800s. He used it to power his home. And since then, wind turbines have popped up all over the world, but never in the Great Lakes. That could change with Project Icebreaker, a six-turbine demonstration to be located eight to 10 miles off Cleveland’s shore. It could become the country’s second offshore wind farm; the first just started operating in Rhode Island’s waters. “It’s always been about economic development, healing the environment, and having sustainable energy for everyone in the population and doing our part,” said CEO Lorry Wagner of the Lake Erie Energy Development Corp., the non-profit heading the Lake Erie project. by Elizabeth Miller WBFO

December 23, 2016


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