Wind power for development

Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Brookings Institution think tank has a suggestion that should appeal to Great Lakes policymakers: Set up a series of federally funded energy laboratories aimed at speeding new products and technologies to market -- and do it where there already are top-shelf university, research and manufacturing assets on which to build.

Mark Muro and his colleagues at Brookings rightly describe their idea as a win-win for America: The country would get focused, timely research to help free its economy and environment from the grip of fossil fuels. The Great Lakes region -- which the researchers define as stretching from western New York to Minnesota, then down to Missouri and over to West Virginia and Pennsylvania -- would get a desperately needed economic boost.

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