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May 13, 2013
By Julie Wernau | Chicago Tribune
Five years ago, Illinois passed legislation requireing electric suppliers to buy more renewable energy sucha s wind and solar power and then pass those costs on to customers.
The intent of the mandate was to have so-called green electricity accounting for a quarter of the power flowing into residences and businesses by 2025, while fostering homegrown jobs and cleaner air.
But that was before customers of the state's two major electric... Read More »
Jul. 17, 2012ISU Report Says Wind Farms Mean $6B to IL Economy
By: Kelley Welf
Illinois wind farms will bring nearly $6 billion to the state's economy over the lifetime of the projects, including over 19,000 new construction, maintenance and manufacturing jobs, says a new research report entitled, "Economic Impact: Wind Energy in Illinios," released Tuesday by the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University.
FMI: visit the Center for Renewable Energy, Illinois State University
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