Iowa Wind Turbines

News: MidAmerican Energy pours $3.6B more into wind

Des Moines Register: MidAmerican Energy pours $3.6B more into wind Excerpt MidAmerican Energy said Thursday it will pour $3.6 billion more into its largest wind energy project yet, pushing it’s total investment into the renewable energy to just over $10 billion. The project would bring the Des Moines-based company’s wind-generation potential to 85 percent of […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

News: San Diego company explores wind farm in rural Plymouth County

Sioux City Journal: San Diego company explores wind farm in rural Plymouth County Excerpt A San Diego-based alternative energy company is looking to enter Iowa’s wind farm industry in rural Plymouth County. EDF Renewable Energy proposes to build an estimated $200 million wind farm between Kingsley and Le Mars, said County Zoning Administrator Alan Lucken. […]

Clarinda Education

News: Virtual welding sparks interest of students

Clarinda Herald: Virtual welding sparks interest of students Excerpt In response to the demand from several area manufacturers, Clarinda High School has started a new program to teach students the fundamentals of a highly sought after skill. Utilizing advancements in technology, Clarinda students are being introduced to welding through the use of virtual reality. Commentary […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

Iowa Becomes Second Leading Wind Energy Producer

The American Wind Energy Association‘s fourth quarter report states that Iowa now has the second-highest wind energy capacity of any in the nation behind Texas. Iowa now has 6,212 megawatts of wind energy capacity. The state added over 500 megawatts of capacity in the fourth quarter of 2015. The report also states that there is […]

Farming

News: New egg hatchery expected to be operational by early 2016

Quad-City Business Journal: New egg hatchery expected to be operational by early 2016 Excerpt What comes first, the chicken or the egg? When the new Hy-Line North America plant in Wilton’s Industrial Park begins operations early in 2016, it will be the egg. “Tentatively, our first eggset is January 10th,” Ross Greenawalt, hatchery specialist for […]

NET NEUTRALITY

Chat with Richard: Maintaining a Free and Open Internet

Today, you are watching this video on YouTube or Facebook either on your desktop, tablet or mobile device. This is made possible by an internet provider that you pay for service. Last week, after protests around the country, President Obama came out in strong favor and defense of Net Neutrality. I have spoken and written […]