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Escape to Illinois?

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed tough new wind energy restrictions have prompted the Illinois Wind Energy Association to invite wind power developers to “Escape to Illinois.”

Illinois is already outpacing Wisconsin in wind energy development, having an installed wind capacity of 2,146 megawatts compared to the 469-megawatt capacity in Wisconsin, according to American Wind Energy Association statistics. Walker’s “counter-intuitive” policy will cause this gap to grow, IWEA Exec. Dir. Kevin Borgia said.

The Business Journal


January 25, 2011 - 10:15am