29 Sep '15, 7pm

Study: More Wind Energy Would Slash Illinois Electric Bills

Illinois households and business owners would be able to keep more money in their pockets if the state continues to grow its wind energy resources, according to new data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The new results come from calculations made by AWEA using data from the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Wind Vision report , which found wind energy can grow from supplying nearly 5% of U.S. electricity demand today to providing 10% by 2020, 20% by 2030 and 35% by 2050 - making wind the leading source of electricity in the country. According to AWEA, Illinois can save over $1.1 billion on consumers' electricity bills through 2050 by achieving the Wind Vision growth scenario. The organization says other economic benefits for Illinois that can come from greater wind energy use include $155 million in annual propert...

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