15 Aug '11, 8pm

Iowa Now Gets 20% of Its Electricity from Wind

I hate to disagree but your last statement that any state can reach 20% of their electricity being generated by wind is a logical fallacy. Wind farms are expensive to build (one of the reasons companies are able to afford it are the tax breaks they receive for building them, otherwise it isn't that cost effective). They also require vast tracts of open land outside of civilization, have you seen one up close? They're big, ugly, and there's a constant drone in the background that is annoying at best. Finally there are weather conditions which must be met in order for the wind generators to work, I'm betting that not all states can meet the conditions in large enough areas of land to be able to have enough wind farms. Iowa is also around rank 30 when it comes to state population size, so it's easier to generate the energy requirements than for states with much larger populat...

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/wind-power/3576-iowa-now-gets-20-o...

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