Wind Energy

Cardinal Point
5:59 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Western Illinois Wind Farm Waiting for Market to Improve

Construction of a wind farm in western Illinois could begin once the demand for wind power bounces back.
Credit Rich Egger

It’s been a few years since the Cardinal Point Wind Farm was proposed, and it might be a few more years before construction begins.

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Production Tax Credit
1:35 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Political Tone to Wind Announcement

Siemens Energy

The announcement that Siemens Energy has been hired to build nearly 450 wind turbines featured more than just celebrations and congratulations.  It had a distinct political feel as well.

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Harvest Public Media
10:25 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Rural Neighbors Split on Wind Energy Lines

In O’Brien County, Iowa, Jay Hofland has agreed to sell part of his land to an energy company for a converter station that would mark the beginning of a high voltage transmission traversing the state.
Credit Durrie Bouscaren for Harvest Public Media

The rolling plains of Midwest farm country are being tapped for their natural resources again. This time, though, the bounty would be wind energy, instead of corn, wheat or soybeans.

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Promotes Eco-Friendly Ideas
10:12 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Green Team Connects Businesses and Colleges in Galesburg

A solar panel installed by Gary Lay, one of the members of the Green Team.
Credit http://www.s-w-a-p.biz/

In a class room on Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, a small group of people sat watching a presentation by Tom Malek.

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Agencies Working Better Together
12:07 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Loebsack : Flood Recovery $$$ Still Needed

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA 2)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA 2) says there is still work to do to make sure his state does not experience a repeat of the Flood of 2008.

It was four years ago, this month, when rivers throughout eastern Iowa overran their banks and caused billions of dollars in damage.

Some of the hardest hit areas were Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

Rep. Loebsack says there is still a need for money to help in the recovery.  He believes the funding is available in Washington D.C., if his colleagues can agree on how to divide it.

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