25 Aug '11, 8pm

Wind Turbines a Welcome Sight on I-55

Wind Turbines a Welcome Sight on I-55

Over the weekend I drove from Chicago to Springfield, IL. I’ve always dreaded the brutally boring three and a half hour trip and the inevitable battle with highway hypnosis brought on by scenery dominated by mile after mile of corn and soybean fields. It has been months since I have made the trek to my old hometown, so I was pleasantly surprised to see something new on the route I've been driving for years. Wind turbines. Lots and lots of wind turbines. Two new wind farms have popped up right off of I-55 this year (if you are making the drive they are hard to miss, but keep your eyes open near the I-72 turnoff to Peoria and on the outskirts of Bloomington-Normal, home of Illinois State University). And an existing Horizon Energy wind farm a bit more than an hour south of Chicago (between Odell and Morris, IL) has swelled to an enormous scale, living up to the company name ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jmogerman/wind_turbines...

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