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GE Wind, Flying High, Fears Hard Landing

GE is big, owning some 30 percent of the U.S. wind turbine market. So when it tipped over its basket of announcements at the Windpower 2012 conference in Atlanta last week, a lot fluttered out. Yet for all the good… Read More
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Iowa Boosts Solar, Other Clean Energy Incentives

Iowa has passed a law which will mean residents and businesses in the state can apply for tax credits for solar power. Under the landmark legislation signed into law by Gov.  Terry Branstad (R) solar electric, solar hot water and… Read More
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Net Zero Is Bliss At Maharishi University In Iowa

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is best known for having brought Transcendental Meditation to the West, but he also founded the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa (yes). Now, the university’s Schwartz-Guich Sustainable Living Center will give students an opportunity… Read More
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Wind Done Right: Savvy Electric Co-op Honored

Power to the people takes on a whole new meaning with the rise of consumer-owned electric cooperatives. Just as co-ops are give us access to uniquely local produce and services, more and more people are joining together in the energy… Read More
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More Wind Power And More Work For Iowa

As we noted just a month or so ago, MidAmerican Energy hearts Iowa’s wind power. Not only did the subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings bring 593.4 megawatts (MW) of wind generation online in the state last year, including three wind… Read More

MidAmerican Goes Whole Hog For Iowa Wind

MidAmerican Energy loves wind. Iowa wind. The subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings – which is controlled by billionaire investor Warren Buffett – developed 593.4 megawatts (MW) of wind generation in Iowa last year, including three wind farm expansion projects. This… Read More

Tiny Turbines Yield Data On Hilly Terrain

Forget computer models and wind farm “simulations.” Researchers at Iowa State University are taking a more hands-on approach to studying wind power production – by building a tiny wind farm and testing it in the university’s real-life, state-of-the-art wind tunnel.… Read More