Statewide Iowa — (RI) — A 150-foot-long wind turbine blade positioned on the northwest corner of the Iowa State Fairgrounds was the site of a ceremony Monday.
Governor Kim Reynolds signed the blade — and signed a proclamation declaring this “wind week” in Iowa.
American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan says more than nine-thousand people are working in 10 different Iowa factories that are supplying things like wind turbine towers and blades.
Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham says one-third of all consumers make purchasing decisions based on a company’s environmental and social impact.
By 2020, Iowa wind turbines are projected to account for 40 percent of the energy produced in the state.
Photo: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Signs Wind Turbine Blade – Photo courtesy Radio Iowa