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Resources for Illinois

6 link(s).

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

Location: IL

This information was last updated on June 12, 2013

Illinois Wind is a website dedicated to information for Illinois residents interested in wind as a source of renewable energy. The website provides information about its Wind Monitoring Program, Wind Site Selection Tool, easements, zoning, small turbine projects, large turbine projects, and more.

Environmental Law and Policy Center

Location: IL

This information was last updated on August 02, 2011

The Environmental Law & Policy Center's Energy Project seeks to improve environmental quality and public health by reducing both the pollution from coal plants and the environmental, public health and safety risks from nuclear plants. Achieving that goal requires increasing the use of less-polluting energy efficiency and renewable resources to meet energy needs in the electricity services marketplace of the Midwest/Great Lakes states. The Environmental Law & Policy Center's overall goal is to accomplish a transition from the region's current resource portfolio, currently comprised almost exclusively of nuclear and older coal-burning plants, towards a more diverse, more sustainable and less polluting portfolio including wind energy, biomass and energy efficiency.

Illinois Incentives and Policies for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE Database)

Location: IL

This information was last updated on November 02, 2011

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Illinois Wind-Related Grants

Location: IL

This information was last updated on June 11, 2012

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity offers various grant and rebate programs. Visit the website to read about open program opportunities. Recent programs have included the Community Solar and Wind Grant Program, Renewable Energy Business Development Program, and a Renewable Energy Resources Small Wind Grant Program.

Illinois Wind for Schools Program

Location: IL

This information was last updated on June 11, 2012

The Illinois Wind for Schools program incorporates wind energy topics into middle and high school classrooms. It is sponsored through a partnership with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University, the Western Illinois University Department of Engineering Technology, the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University, and the College of Education at Illinois State University. The program will offer curriculum development resources, teacher professional development, on-site technical assistance, and instructional equipment to middle school and high school teachers across the state. All training, curriculum, and equipment will be offered at no charge to schools selected for the program. Although Illinois is not one of the official 11 DOE-funded Wind for Schools project states, it is eligible to take advantage of the Wind for Schools Affiliate Project.

Center for Renewable Energy

Location: IL

This information was last updated on August 10, 2012

The Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University works to enhance the renewable energy major at Illinois State University, provides information to the public, and encourages applied research concerning renewable energy at Illinois State University and through collaborations with other universities.

See the website for specialized publications about the economic impact of wind energy development, wind farms and growth, implications for school district revenue, property values, and more.