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 […]
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 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 […]
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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 […]
Caffeinated Thoughts: Iowa Expands Accessibility Through Electronic Voter Registration Excerpt Iowans will have an easier way to register to vote and update their registration information thanks to the new electronic voter registration system unveiled Monday by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. The system is housed on the Iowa Department of Transportation’s website, available for […]
Quad City Times: Iowa farmers bust bins with record corn and soybean crops Excerpt Iowa farmers busted the bins in 2015, setting records in production of both corn and soybeans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final crop production report. Iowa’s corn production for 2015 is estimated at 2.51 billion bushels, which beats the […]