On the Radio: MidAmerican Wind Energy

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This week’s segment talks about MidAmerican Energy’s future wind turbine plans for Iowa. Read the transcript below, or listen to the audio here

MidAmerican Energy announced last month that it will invest  1-point-9 billion dollars in Iowa.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

MidAmerican Energy’s planned investment will add 656 new wind turbines by 2016.

MidAmerican Energy president, Bill Fehrman estimates that approximately 39 percent of the electricity used by its customers will be served by wind within the next few years.

According to the Iowa Wind Energy Association, Iowa produced about 25 percent of all the electricity generated in the state from wind turbines. Iowa also currently has the seventh best wind resource in the nation.

For more information on MidAmerican Energy investment plans and wind energy in Iowa, visit Iowanvironmentalfocus.org

From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Jerry Schnoor.

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