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August 19, 2013

Wind leads energy growth in Iowa

Written by Perry Beeman, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted 2013-08-19 11:58:03

Iowa is among several states now getting more than 20 percent of its power from wind, a key reason wind energy was the fastest-growing power-generation sector for the first time in 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy reported Tuesday. Wind accounted for 43 percent of all new electricity generation last year, after a $25 billion run of new projects, the department reported. [ read more … ]

Wind Energy Bustling in SD

by Ben Cathey,KELOLAND  •    •  Posted 2013-08-19 11:58:32

Wind energy is expanding just as fast as the turbines can go up. Just last week, the U.S. Department of Energy named South Dakota one of its four “Wind All-Stars.” [ read more … ]

Drought improves slightly in U.S., intensifies in the West

Elizabeth Harball, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-19 11:58:49

The overall area of U.S. land suffering from “exceptional” drought continued to shrink for the sixth straight week, according to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor maps, although dryness is set to persist and even grow in several areas of concern. By the end of last month, areas of “severe to extreme” drought had shrunk by 9 percent from the month before, covering around 20 percent of the contiguous United States, compared with the 38 percent seen in 2012. [ read more … ]

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