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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 7, 2014

Comment: The transmission of wind energy is vital for Iowa’s future

Pat Higby, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, University of Northern Iowa, Waterloo Cedar Falls, Courier  •    •  Posted 2014-08-07 06:54:12

Iowa is a leader in wind energy. We also need to be a leader in creating the infrastructure of transmission lines to share that energy with the rest of America. Infrastructure has always been the cornerstone of American progress, and wind energy is no exception. We are a state that exports food and fuel through many markets daily. The coupling of wind energy and transmission projects will encourage farm-to-market routes that allow millions of people to access lower priced electricity. Let’s send our extra electricity to market instead of wasting this important energy source. If we want the future of Iowa to be prosperous and want to continue to be a top wind energy producing and supplying state, we must invest in the future and install transmission lines. [ read more … ]

Steyer PAC airs latest attack ad in Iowa Senate race

Elana Schor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-08-07 06:54:33

The political action committee of billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer today unveiled the second, wind-power-themed TV ad in a $2.6 million series of spots slamming Iowa Republican Senate nominee Joni Ernst for her endorsement of a conservative advocacy group’s pledge to oppose the elimination of tax credits. [ read more … ]

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