wind farms

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The DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Committee passed to the full board a California company’s request to install wind-testing towers in South Grove Township.

The DeKalb County Board unanimously approved a moratorium on new wind and solar farms for 18 months, or until the county releases a sustainable energy plan. 

The Daily Chronicle reports the board plans on using this time to assess the various effects wind towers would have on the community.  These include value of nearby properties, aesthetic considerations, and any consequences for wildlife.  

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The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review the Rock Island Clean Line project.  

The proposed power line would transmit electricity generated from wind farms beginning in northwest Iowa through Illinois' Bureau and LaSalle counties.

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The Lee County Board recently approved refits to the Mendota Hills Wind Farm.  

The farm is owned by Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, and operated at a deficit for the past four years. 

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The Lee County Zoning Board started the process of approving upgrades to the Mendota Hills Wind Farm. 

The project involves tearing down the farm’s current set of wind turbines and replacing about half of them with more larger, more efficient models.  It would also expand the farm’s borders. 

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