Friday, November 13, 2009

Iowa a case study: What happens when you blow massive amounts of money on an inferior power source?

Iowa greenhuse emissions show big jump
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa-based emissions of carbon dioxide -- the greenhouse gas thought most to blame for climate change -- grew at a much faster rate than the national average from 1990 to 2007, an environmental group said Thursday.

The report from Environment Iowa said Iowa’s emissions of carbon dioxide climbed by 35 percent over the 17-year period, which includes the most recently released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data.
April '08: Wind Energy Leaders Remain Dominant in Latest U.S. Market Rankings
Iowa leads the nation in wind generation on a percentage basis, obtaining 5.5% of its electricity from the renewable energy source

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