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Map Shows 'Low-Impact' Locations for Wind Power

A global environmental group that works to protect land, water, and wildlife said states in what it considers the U.S. “wind belt” can develop wind power generation to meet renewable…


Fire at Coal Power Plant Blamed on Equipment Failure

A fire at Muscatine (Iowa) Power and Water’s (MP&W’s) coal-fired power plant forced Unit 9 offline on August 30. The plant—located along the Mississippi River just south of town—includes three…


Huge Iowa Wind Farm Gets Go-Ahead

MidAmerican Energy’s Wind XI project in Iowa, which will comprise up to 2 GW of total generation, has received approval from state regulators to proceed with construction, the company said.…


Eight Things to Know About the Wind Energy Industry’s Dramatic Growth
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More than 18.2 GW of wind power capacity is currently under construction or in advanced stages of development in the U.S., according to a report released on July 26 by…


New video from MidAmerican Energy depicts construction of tallest wind turbine

DES MOINES, Iowa – (May 23, 2016) – MidAmerican Energy Company released a video today depicting the construction of the largest land-based wind turbine ever built in the United States.…