Grassley’s leadership singled out
Iowa has become a national leader in making use of wind energy to generate electric power. Our state’s wind farms produce nearly 40 percent of the electricity used in the in Iowa. That’s the largest share of electricity generated from wind of any state in the nation. That already impressive accomplishment is set to be substantially surpassed in the years ahead. More wind turbines are being installed all across Iowa.
The Hawkeye State’s success in building a robust wind energy infrastructure was celebrated this month as part of American Wind Week, which was Aug. 5-11. The American Wind Energy Association chose this as a perfect time to honor Sen. Charles Grassley for his tireless efforts in the nation’s capital to stimulate the growth of the wind energy sector. Iowa’s senior senator was named a U.S. Wind Champion. This award singles out for recognition and praise members of Congress who have made particularly important contributions to the advancement of wind power.
“It’s an honor to receive this award from America’s leading wind energy advocates,” the Iowa Republican said, acknowledging his selection. “Wind is a critical part of our nation’s all-of-the-above energy strategy. It creates thousands of jobs, generates billions of dollars across Iowa and the nation, it’s safe for the environment and it helps ensure American energy independence. Wind is an efficient, cost-effective energy alternative. I’m proud to support wind energy and I’ll continue to do what I can in the Senate to help it grow and flourish.”
Farm News congratulates Grassley on this prestigious award. His efforts to make sure that our nation has diversified energy generation capabilities deserve strong support. They help guarantee a prosperous future not only for Iowans, but for all Americans.
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