Illinois appears to have potential for growth in wind energy. One area that some say is ripe for development is wind farms off the shores of Lake Michigan.
A federal study says Illinois could become the number two wind energy producer in the next 30 years.
A few years back, the state created a commission to examine wind energy development in Lake Michigan.
But one expert doesn't see that happening any time soon off the shores of Illinois. David Loomis, the Director of Illinois State University's Center for Renewable Energy, says it would be a tough sell: