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October 13, 2014

Governor Announces New Wind Energy Expansion in Iowa

BY REID CHANDLER, WHO  •    •  Posted 2014-10-13 06:30:06

Driving across the state of Iowa, there’s always been on sight you could count on seeing an abundance of: cornfields. But over the years, wind turbines have slowly become part of that trademark Iowa landscape, too, and Friday, Governor Terry Branstad announced we’ll be seeing a lot more of them. $280 million’s worth of them, to be exact. MidAmerican Energy is set to develop one new wind farm site in Adams County and expand a second site in O’Brien County in 2015. This comes after a $1.9 billion project announced in 2013. [ read more … ]

MidAmerican expands Iowa wind foothold

By Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted 2014-10-13 06:30:31

Iowa’s reputation as a leader in wind energy production got another boost Friday when0 MidAmerican Energy announced plans to invest an additional $280 million in the renewable energy. The Des Moines-based utility will add 67 wind turbines at two western Iowa locations. Most of the turbines, 64 of them, will go to a new wind farm in Adams County in southwest Iowa. The other three will expand an existing O’Brien County wind farm in northwest Iowa. [ read more … ]

Volvo Ocean Race: A Test of Skills, Not Boats

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2014-10-13 06:31:21

“Now the sailors know it’s about them. It’s about nothing else. It’s about who can keep the team together and they can still go as fast as before but there are no excuses now.” The changes have helped bring an all-women’s crew back to the event — the Swedish-backedTeam SCA — for the first time since 2002. The one-design rule also means that a late entry from Denmark — Team Vestas Wind — has a chance to be competitive to a degree it simply could not have been had it needed to build and develop its own boat.
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