Iowa still second in wind energyPosted: August 15, 2012
My friend Bob put it best: Iowa needs to become the Saudi Arabia of wind.
And, yes, the Production Tax Credit is well worth the investment to help this industry get going. We give oil companies tax breaks for goodness’ sake.
Although I do have to hand it to Romney-Ryan–obviously I disagree with their position on the PTC, but I do applaud their decision to not alter it to pander to a swing state. I wish the same could have been said about Obama in 2008 vis a vis the bullshit that was/is “clean” coal.
According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy, Iowa is still number 2 in wind energy production behind Texas.
Iowa installed 647 megawatts of new wind power last year, increasing the state’s total wind power capacity to over 4,300 megawatts.
For more information, read the full article at The Gazette.