The American Wind Energy Association held its annual conference in Chicago showcasing more than 1200 exhibitors at the McCormick Place Convention Center earlier this month. Topping the AWEA's agenda is pushing congress to create a Renewable Energy Standard. Their hope is a benchmark on renewable energy investment will coax the wind energy industry out of its recent slump and kick-start an enduring commitment to renewable energy development in the United States. Considering Obama's pledge to create green jobs during his administration, it won't take long before the RES is passed and we start to see wind turbines dotting Lake Michigan's horizon.
Play the video below to see a few of the incredible wind turbines featured on the show floor.
Alicia on The Mike Nowak Show
Chicago horticulture expert Mike Nowak invited me on his radio show to discuss Earth Hour. LISTEN HERE. I'm about 3/4 of the way into the recording.