Iowa wind energy advocates warned of “war on renewable energy”


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U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Ia, warned the Iowa Wind Energy Association that “a war is being waged against renewable energy” during a meeting today in Des Moines.

“The oil and gas industry has enormous influence, and there is an increasingly competitive environment on energy legislation in Washington, D.C.,” the congressman said.

A recent rise in domestic natural gas production has reduced natural gas prices to a 10-year low. Denise Bode, president of the American Wind Energy Association said that wind and natural gas are now competitors in the utility generation market.

For more information, read the full article at the Des Moines Register.

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