13 Aug '11, 6am

Iowa: Now 20% Wind-Powered | Care2 Causes

Iowa: Now 20% Wind-Powered | Care2 Causes

Written by Brian Merchant , a Treehugger blogger Iowa now gets a higher percentage of its power from wind than any other state in the nation. The Des Moines Register is reporting that Iowa’s wind generation hit the 20% mark last quarter, supplying the state with a full one fifth of its energy needs. That’s really good — like, Denmark good. Stats like this make it harder and harder for cleantech foes to deny that renewable power is fast becoming an integral part of the American energy mix. The Register has the details : Iowa’s wind generation reached 20 percent of the state’s total electricity network during the second quarter, the American Wind Energy Association reports … A major boost came from MidAmerican Energy’s new 594-megawatt wind farm near Adair, the first of three major wind projects the Des Moines utility plans for this year.MidAmerican already had 1,330 megawat...

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