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Wind farms are popping up all across the state.  David Loomis with the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University says local governments must also have a long term plan for the turbines once they've become obsolete.

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Loomis says most counties have a financing plan with either a letter of credit or an escrow account.  He says decommissioning, siting, and taxing issues will be addressed at a Wind Farms Conference at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal on February 8th.  The target audience for the conference is county boards.

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