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Iowa May Be Carrying Regional Clean Energy Costs

As the country rebuilds its aging transmission system, spending more than $14 billion this year alone, there’s a looming, unanswered question: who gets the bill? Federal regulators are attempting to equitably distribute the costs, but a recent complaint by an… Read More
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Warren Buffet Swaps Solar Power For Coal In Iowa

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of EcoWatch. Author credit goes to Sierra Club. The Sierra Club and Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Company recently announced a landmark settlement that requires the Iowa utility to phase out … Read More
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Rare Earths Innovation Hub Will Power Up In Iowa

Wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles, energy-efficient lighting – all these good things typically require rare earth metals and other critical materials whose long-term ready availability is far from certain. That’s why the U.S. Department of Energy is making its… Read More
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Google Clean Energy Funding Nears $1 Billion

With a fresh $75 million equity investment in an existing Iowa wind farm, Google is closing in on a billion bucks committed to the renewable energy sector. The company said on Thursday that it bought an equity stake in a… Read More
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On Wind, Obama Sees A Clean Energy Winner

A funny thing happened on the way to Solyndra becoming the dominant clean energy issue of the 2012 presidential campaign: It got blown away. The talk now is all about wind power. What a stunning turn of events. The Obama… Read More