Community Grant Update: Winter 2020

In January 2020, $5000 was distributed for the second round of the Goose Creek Wind Community Grant to local Piatt County organizations. Grantees included the Piatt County Soil & Water Conservation District, Hope Lives Youth Ranch, Dove Inc.’s Domestic Violence Program, and the Monticello Police Department. Read more here: Continue reading

Consumer Energy Alliance partners with Goose Creek to host Wind Energy Forum

Labor leaders and policy experts discuss wind energy's benefits for workers and local community  Continue reading

Wind energy touted at Q&A

(Extension advisor Jay Solomon gives a presentation on wind energy at the Livingston center in Monticello, PC: Steve Hoffman) On Oct. 7th 2019, the University of Illinois Extension office sponsored a Wind Energy Q&A in Monticello, Illinois. The event was hosted by University of Illinois Extension Energy & Environmental Stewardship Specialist Jay Solomon Jr. and Illinois State Economics Professor David Loomis. Presentation topics included the economic development impact of wind energy on rural counties, wind turbines' lack of adverse effects on property values, and debunking common wind energy misconceptions. Piatt County residents gathered to learn all this and more from the pair of researchers, with over 30 attendees.  Continue reading

Community Grant Update: Fall 2019

In October 2019, $5,000 was distributed in the first round of Goose Creek Wind Community Grant funding to local Piatt County organizations. Grantees included the Piatt County Mental Health Center (PCMHC), the Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL), A Small Hand, and Willow Tree Missions. Read more here. Continue reading