Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Quote of the Day: The Real Windbag in Iowa

"While the Republican candidates pretend to care about jobs and pretend that Democratic efforts to create more of them have been utter failures instead of just not enough, wind power has generated more than $5 billion in private investment in Iowa, some 4,000 jobs with a payroll of $70 million. Landowners are bringing in about $12.6 million from leases. The installed generating capacity is now 4,375 megawatts, second only behind Texas, and way ahead of the one-time leader, California, which now generates about 3.3 percent of its electricity from wind turbines.Some 500 additional megawatts are in the Iowa pipeline."

--By Timothy Lange (Meteor Blades) The Daily Kos

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