News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Meaden & Moore

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Disappointment for Lake Erie wind farm hopefuls
LEEDCo is mum on its plans, but Sen. Sherrod Brown says it may have lost its bid since it was the only freshwater proposal
Story by JOANNA RICHARDS


 
A key piece of LEEDCo's engineering plan was settled last fall
Courtesy of LEEDCo
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
The nonprofit group spearheading a wind farm in Lake Erie has not commented since learning this week it will not get millions of dollars in federal funding. But one of Ohio’s U.S. senators says the problem may have been fresh water.For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Joanna Richards reports.
Disappointment for Lake Erie wind farm hopefuls

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:04)


Three developers won $47 million each in Department of Energy funding to start building windmills offshore. Cleveland’s Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, known as LEEDCo, wasn’t one of them.

The group declined an interview today and had no comments on what it plans to do next.The winning entries are in New Jersey, Virginia and Oregon. The Energy Department didn’t say what they had that LEEDCo didn’t. But Sen. Sherrod Brown, who has advocated for the Lake Erie proposal, says building in freshwater poses a special challenge: ice. LEEDCo’s was the only freshwater proposal.

“I think it was just a caution from the Department of Energy that they’re not quite yet 100 percent sure that they want to invest big, big dollars in freshwater. They’re not really telling us why, but I assume that’s a big part of the reason.”

An Energy Department official says it wants to see LEEDCo complete its engineering plan, since it will help develop strategies to deal with ice. The feds are granting $3 million for that. Brown says he’ll help LEEDCo pursue other funding.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University