Wind turbines take off in Iowa – Post

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A wind turbine stands over a farm house in Adair. Iowa utility officials say the Obama administration’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants likely will increase costs.



Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 8:38 am
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Updated: 8:38 am, Mon Jul 14, 2014.

Wind turbines take off in Iowa

Erin Jordan, MCT Information Services

Post-Bulletin Company, LLC

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — When wind turbines started popping up in Iowa in the 1990s, they were novelties that added interest to the landscape and put money in farmers’ pockets.

Now that Iowa has more than 3,200 wind turbines and ranks No. 1 in the nation for the share of electricity coming from wind energy, counties are getting tougher about where turbines are built, how much noise they make and how much they disturb nature.

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