If Evanston officials have their way, dozens of giant wind turbines one day could tower above the waves of Lake Michigan several miles offshore, generating enough electricity to power the city’s 30,000 homes.
Chicago Tribune April 2010
There is no sign of the increases slowing down in the near future. However, there are renewable energy sources, such as solar power than can help provide an alternative to high electricity costs. The tax credits and other incentives available from federal, state, and local governments make this alternative quite attractive.