12 Aug '11, 10am

Iowa's Message to Republican Prez Hopefuls: Wind Power Works

Iowa's Message to Republican Prez Hopefuls: Wind Power Works

Wind power works in Iowa: the Hawkeye State is the first to generate 20% of its electricity from wind power, while wind power development has created an entirely new manufacturing sector that provides jobs, income and revenue. That’s a message Republican Governor Terry Branstad, state officials and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) plan to deliver to the media and presidential candidates in the run-up to Iowa’s Straw Poll for Republican presidential candidates this weekend. Eighty-one percent of Iowa voters believe that the growth of the wind industry has been good for Iowa’s economy, according to a recent poll by GOP pollster Neil Newhouse. Moreover, Iowa voters chose wind by a 3-to-1 margin, as their preferred energy source to power their state, the AWEA notes. “With Iowa standing tall as the first state to produce 20 percent of its electricity with wind power,...

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