Wednesday, June 01, 2011

A Call for Alternative Energy

Our Wind Energy ordinance passed allowing residents to install turbines on their homes and on large land parcels. While these are mostly untested winds of governmental regulation, we have to start somewhere. I have discussed running beta scenarios with our city manager to be sure we don't over regulate this promising technology.

If any of you are interested in installing wind turbines please shop for installers and contact our community development office at 847.432.0867 for details.
The City of Highland Park and other governments must lead by example. We have been collecting sustainability funds from our waste contracts to provide examples. I hope to have a wind turbine on a government facility by 2012 if not sooner..... Stay tuned!