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Report: "Meaningful" Support Needed to Advance Illinois Wind Power

(Undated) -- Illinois has grown to be the fourth-largest state for wind energy, and a new report finds with continued growth, the carbon pollution from 16 coal plants could be eliminated. According to Environment Illinois, continued rapid development would allow wind energy to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030. Kevin Borgia with Wind on the Wire says that would provide enough carbon reductions to meet the E-P-A’s proposed Clean Power Plan. The findings come days after the comment period closed for the Clean Power Plan. Borgia says as leaders prepare to reduce carbon emissions in Illinois, wind generation remains one of the cheapest, most rapidly-scalable solutions to provide emissions-free power.

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