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Title:Wind Power: An opportunity for Illinois
Author(s):Fullerton, Don; Vrouenraets, Maarten
Subject(s):wind
offshore
capacity
production
Michigan
Illinois
power
energy
costs
fiscal
Abstract:The U.S. Clean Power Plan will require states to reduce carbon emissions significantly by 2030. The mandate allows states to decide how to reach this target. Rather than relying on coal-fired power plants, Illinois can build natural gas plants or invest in renewable technology like solar, geothermal or wind. The state’s geography and climate give Illinois a special advantage in the use of wind power. This policy brief compares the cost of production for wind energy and other comparable sources, and predictions for future costs in the U.S. and Illinois. It also takes a look at considerations for placement of wind parks.
Issue Date:2015-09-01
Publisher:Institute of Government & Public Affairs
Genre:Article
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/110166
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-07-20


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