Report: Ill. economy would benefit from stable pro-wind policies

11/21/2013 | Midwest Energy News

A report from David Loomis, economics professor at Illinois State University, found that offshore wind energy development in the Great Lakes would be beneficial to Illinois' economy if state policies establish a stable, long-term opportunity for the sector. The report showed that there would be at least 750 full-time jobs in the region, in addition to more than 12,000 during construction, if the region will install 1,000-megawatt wind projects through 2030. The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative plans to use the report to lobby for more support for offshore wind power.

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