IL Wind Farms - A success!

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    At the pace the Wind Farms in IL are being built, they will surpass IL goal of 25% of IL energy needs before plan. What IL is doing is building these turbines throughout on farm land with crops all around them.

    The farmers love them, since they take up minimal space and each farmer receives a generous "rental fee" for each turbine.

    Construction of these turbines also great numerous jobs.

    Wind Farms Laws in Illinois | eHow.com

    Currently IL gets energy from:
    (1) Coal 1%
    (2) 48% nuclear
    (3) 3% Wind (Keep in mind the Wind Turbines started in 2009 or 2008)
    (4) Other - Less than 1%


    Now if IL could do this:
    (1) Increase nuclear at 50%
    (2) Get our cars off of oil and to electric (this is more of a National goal and job)
    (3) Hit the goal of 25% Wind energy
    (4) Increase Solar to 10%
    (5) Increase Biofuels 5%
    (6) Then the last 5% could be natural gas and coal

    This would make IL energy sufficient and independent! I know I dream (or on the right day smoke) too much!
     
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    There are also huge strides being made in solar power collection from improved panels.
     
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    The largest wind farm in the midwest.... in Indiana.... is funded by.........BP! :eek::eek::eek:

    WTF???????? An evil petro-corp funding renewable energy? It's an outrage!
     
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    Those'll be great in Illinois, where they get hail storms in the summer! :rolleyes:
     
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    At least they don't "leak".
     
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    I wonder how much they'll be fetchin at the BP auction? Sometimes ya can pick up sherrif sale machinery a dime on the dollar...:lol::lol:
     
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    I thought Springfield was the only place in Illinois where the wind blew.
     
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    7% of our power in Oregon comes from the wind. And a bunch more is coming online soon.

    Pentagon drops opposition to big Oregon wind farm | OregonLive.com

    Caithness Energy, Shepherds Flat's developer, had long planned to begin construction today. Les Gelber, a Caithness partner, said late Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration was sending clearances and the company expected to authorize its contactor to start building roads and turbine pads today.

    The project is projected to supply 700 construction jobs, $130 million in local taxes in the next two decades and $2.7 million a year in royalties for 10 years to about two-dozen farmers and ranchers for allowing wind turbines on their land.

    "This is a big, big deal, not only for the landowners but for the counties and all the people that are out of work," Loren Heideman, a wheat farmer outside Ione who is in line for Shepherds Flat royalties, said earlier this week.
     

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