What state leads the way when it comes to renewable energy? Surprisingly, Iowa.
Iowa is not a particularly windy or sunny place, and it's certainly not a state you think of when you consider cutting edge initiatives and energy efficiency.
As it turns out, Iowa ranks first in the nation in the production of ethanol, second in the nation in wind generation output, and fourth in the nation in the production of biodiesel.
According to an Iowa Development Authority website, Iowa's strong agricultural foundation and its legacy of manufacturing excellence have positioned the state to excel in next-generation technologies.
And Iowa has invested in the renewable energy industry by creating the Office of Energy Independence, and the $100 million Iowa Power Fund to attract cutting-edge renewable energy research and development.
Sustainability sure is alive in Iowa, so if you don't think of Iowa when it comes to energy efficiency, think again. According to an Iowa Department Authority website, Iowa's strong agricultural foundation and its legacy of manufacturing excellence have positioned the state to excel in next-generation technologies. The future looks bright for renewables, especially in Iowa.
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