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ISU prof touts wind energy

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:16:12 CDT
By: Lee Strubinger

An Illinois State University professor says wind energy has successfully become a part of the fabric of McLean County. Speaking at an Economic Development Council forum ISU Director of the Center for Renewable Energy, David Loomis says in the near future wind energy will be as competitive as other forms of energy, even without government help.

Loomis says the cost of wind energy manufacturing has dropped about 15% annually. He says McLean County has the most wind turbines in Illinois and the most permits for new ones. Illinois is 4th in the country when it comes to wind energy production and consumption.

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