MidAmerican Energy's plan to develop a wind project in Iowa is a significant boost for the state, according to the editorial board of the Sioux City Journal. The project will generate up to 460 construction jobs and 48 permanent jobs over two years, bring in $360 million in property tax revenue for the next three decades and millions more in payments to landowners, the editorial board states. "It makes no sense for the country to put all of its energy eggs into one or two baskets, so to speak. For those reasons, the decision by Congress in January to extend tax credits for the wind and biofuels industries was money well spent," the editorial board writes.
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