One thing that has really surprised us driving across the Midwest has been the huge number of vast wind farms. It is pretty exciting to see the growth of this energy source plus they add to the landscape, in my opinion. I would be interested to know how effective they are and whether they are a direct result of stimulus money.
See that line of clouds, by the way? That is the back edge of the huge heat wave that everyone on the East Coast is complaining about. Let me tell you, it is downright chilly on the other side!