Iowa – the windy state

Take a listen to our newest radio segment about Iowa’s huge role as a producer of wind power. And check out the video above, produced by National Geographic.

Congratulations, Iowa. You’re helping to solve one of America’s most pressing concerns: dependence on foreign oil.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

According to a recent survey, 69% of Americans want to be less dependent on foreign energy. Well, one solution to that problem is blowing in our wind.

Today, Iowa ranks second nationally in the production of wind-powered electricity – and we’re looking to grow.

Thousands of wind turbines dot our landscape, and close to 20% of our power comes from wind.

And expansion of the wind industry isn’t just good for the environment – it’s good for the economy too.

Wind and other renewable energy may replace the manufacturing jobs Iowa has lost over the decades. Right now, Iowa provides over 2,300 direct jobs in wind power manufacturing. That’s tops in the nation.

So the rest of America will realize that corn isn’t the only thing that grows in Iowa.  Wind energy jobs do too.

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