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Wind turbine blades could be beginning of Saginaw River as a cargo port

As the Saginaw River shipping industry looks to rebound from a decade of decline, ports are making a push to diversify cargo and build the region into a more attractive hub for industry. The wind turbine blades spotted on the river last month and the turbine components hauled in by rail might just be the beginning.

Clean energy is the future of Missouri

Half of Midwestern clean energy business owners believe the federal Clean Power Plan will create additional business opportunities and investment, says E2’s Midwest chapter director Zach Tucker in a Letter to the Editor published in a Missouri newspaper. My hope is that elected officials listen to business owners and support policies that are both good for our environment and good for our economy.

Clean energy policies lag in Indiana

The new “Clean Jobs Midwest” report from E2 and Clean Energy Trust found that statewide, the clean energy industry employs more than 44,000 people in Indiana. That’s more than the number of jobs in the state as the telecommunications and real estate industries — combined.

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In Illinois, Missouri, and across the Midwest, the Clean Power Plan will help create jobs at companies like StraightUp Solar in St. Louis, where employees include a veteran and a former underground coal miner who's now a crew leader installing solar arrays on commercial and residential rooftops.
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