Lake Erie's north coast has the potential to become a major powerhouse in the field of alternative energy, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.
"Toledo may be becoming the center of alternative energy, potentially, in the country," Brown said, touting a business incubator that is spawning new energy ventures.
But the entire north coast region, from Toledo to Cleveland, has the potential to excel in alternative energy, Brown said. Toledo's glass-making history gives the city an advantage in the solar energy industry, and Lake Erie has huge potential for wind energy.
Brown was in town Saturday, stopping by the Better Half restaurant.
Brown sat down for an interview with the Register and later talked with customers at the restaurant.