Iowa's wind energy sector key in reducing pollution

11/21/2013 |

Environment Iowa reported that the wind energy sector helps reduce the amount of pollution in the state's waterways and air. "We are avoiding climate-altering carbon pollution equivalent to taking 1.7 million cars off the road and we are saving enough water to meet the needs of over 158,000 people [per year]," said Michelle Hesterberg, federal field associate at Environment America. Currently, wind power accounts for 25% of Iowa's total power generation.

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