The answer might really be blowing in the wind.
As the city's energy costs continue to rise with the price of fossil fuels, alternative energy sources such as wind power are becoming increasingly attractive to city leaders.
"It could really be the next 'space race' in terms of economic development spin-off," said Sandusky City Commissioner Dennis Murray.
Commissioners Dave Waddington and Murray are leading the Erie County Alternative Energy Task Force, which recently met for the second time.
"Two and a half years ago this fell on deaf ears ... now it's like we're in a foot race to catch up," Waddington said.
Now the task force hopes to learn from cities that are aggressively taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint, such as Ann Arbor.
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