Illinois is among the top states in the nation when it comes to renewable energy. Kevin Borgia, with the Illinois Wind Energy Coalition, says recent growth will have a strong impact in Southern Illinois.
Borgia adds recent growth is having a positive economic impact on the state.
Borgia says increased renewable energy could also translate to stable energy costs for homeowners and businesses. That means it could ward off more potential rate hikes. Illinois added more turbines than any other state last year and ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to overall wind energy.