In an effort to increase energy independence, governors from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will make headway in developing offshore wind energy in the Great Lakes. The memorandum marks a partnership between state and federal agencies to more efficiently develop and carry out an action plan for the offshore wind energy.
The Great Lakes region has the potential to produce more than 700 gigawatts of energy; each gigawatt produces enough electricity to provide power to 300,000 homes, according to an estimate from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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