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Posted Thu Mar 6 2014: from Des Moines Register:
Iowa gets about 27 percent of energy from wind, report says
Iowa received about 27 percent of its energy from wind generation last year, placing it first in the nation, ahead of South Dakota at 26 percent, a new report today shows. The American Wind Energy Association said Iowa generated enough wind last year to power 1.4 million homes, second only to Texas, which generated enough wind energy to power 3.3 million homes. Iowa has 5,117 megawatts of installed wind energy capacity, with 1,055 megawatts under construction. The report said Iowa ranks third in the nation for the number of jobs up to 7,000 direct and indirect, based on 2012 data that are tied wind generation.
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'Doc Michael says:
What with all that wind, the hair salon industry is getting a boost as well!

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