Full Title: A Bright Future for the Heartland: Powering the Midwest Economy with Clean Energy
Author(s): Claudio Martinez, Jeff Deyette, Sandra Sattler, Anne McKibbin
Publisher(s): Union of Concerned Scientists
Publication Date: 7/2011
Language: English
Length: 78 pages, PDF

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Description (excerpt):

From the manufacturing centers and corn and soybean fields to the major finance hubs and lead­ing research universities, Midwest states have long served as an economic engine for the United States.

Yet the region is still struggling to fully recover from a recession that has made it difficult for families to pay bills and for businesses to prosper and sustain job growth.

The region’s unsustainable energy system exacerbates these economic pressures.