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Wind Energy in Ohio
Alternative energy in Ohio may create more jobs
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Bill Cohen
 
Some Wind Turbines average a capacity of 2 megawatts.
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The nation’s wind energy industry is growing, and that’s helping Ohio, according to a new report by an environmental group. The Natural Resources Defense Council says its new study finds that a wind farm, consisting of something like 10 wind turbines, creates nearly 1,100 jobs. Bob Keefe of the council notes that Ohio is becoming a national leader in manufacturing parts for wind turbines.
Keefe on Wind Energy in Ohio

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“One specific community in Ohio, Canton, Ohio; There’s 19 companies that are now involved in supplying the wind energy business and you have an average salary for wind technicians now in Canton of $86,350.”

 Last year, Ohio passed its own tax credit to boost wind and solar energy.

An extended Q&A with Bob Keefe:
 
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