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Environmentalist File Lawsuit To Protect Eagles From Wind Energy

posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule, which extended by 25 years the length of time companies may kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution, is illegal. Full Story

Market to Market (May 30, 2014)

posted on May 30, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Market to Market (May 30, 2014)
Full Program: With California locked in its third consecutive year of drought, the battle intensifies over water rights. Midwestern entrepreneurs work to move power generated by the wind from the prairie to the people. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

The Pitfalls and Drawbacks of Moving Wind Power From the Prairie to the Coastline

posted on May 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

The Pitfalls and Drawbacks of Moving Wind Power From the Prairie to the Coastline
Rock Island Clean Line Partners plans to move electricity generated by the wind from the prairie to the city. Full Story

Wind Power Line Proposal Irks Some Midwest Farmers

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Many landowners worry the towers and lines will reduce property values, get in the way of farming operations like crop-dusting and irrigation, and even create health risks for those living so close to high-voltage wires. Full Story

Wind Energy Boom Expected In Northwest Iowa County

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:07 PM

The projects, which include turbine and power line construction, are expected to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and thousands of temporary jobs. Full Story

Environmental group touts Iowa's solar capability

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

A new report by an environmental group says Iowa ranks 16th in the nation for the amount of solar power it could reasonably produce Full Story

U.S. Wind Power Surges to All-Time High

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

U.S. Wind Power Surges to All-Time High
The United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for wind power, and for the first time, the Department of Energy reports that wind energy became the top source of NEW U.S. electricity generation in 2012. Full Story

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People

posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces. With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a... Full Story

Market to Market (December 14, 2012)

posted on December 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Market to Market (December 14, 2012)
Full Program: Wind energy proponents explain why government support can NOT be a fiscal cliff casualty. Dairy producers contend with decreased milk consumption and increased competition. We examine dramatic growth in the market for gluten-free foods. Those... Full Story

Bi-Partisan Push For Wind Production Tax Credit

posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Bi-Partisan Push For Wind Production Tax Credit
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican, and Senator Mark Udall, a Democrat from Utah, led a bi-partisan effort to extend the production tax credits for wind energy. Full Story

Market to Market (November 16, 2012)

posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Market to Market (November 16, 2012)
Full Program: Congress and the President begin work to keep America from slipping over the Fiscal Cliff… The Environmental Protection Agency denies requests to waive ethanol production mandates. Wind energy proponents explain why tax incentives are crucial for... Full Story

Future of Wind Tax Credit In Jeopardy

posted on November 16, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Future of Wind Tax Credit In Jeopardy
Wind energy proponents took their case for extending Production Tax Credits to Washington, D.C. this week. The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition, a bi-partisan group representing 23 states cited the need for keeping thousands of workers on... Full Story

FAA felt offshore wind farm pressure

posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Internal documents indicate Federal Aviation Administration employees felt political pressure to approve a wind farm planned off Cape Cod. Full Story

President Obama Makes Election Year Plea For Wind Industry

posted on May 25, 2012 at 5:04 PM

President Obama Makes Election Year Plea For Wind Industry
President Barack Obama returned to a familiar rural location this week to press for a key renewable energy tax credit. Speaking at TPI Composites, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa, the President hailed an extension of the wind... Full Story

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