Traditionally, decommissioned turbine blades have been sent to landfills. But in recent years, recycling the often hundred-plus-foot-long blades has become a new, more sustainable disposal method among companies in Iowa and the Midwest.
Articles Tagged: Wind Energy
Energy Dec. 2, 2022 1:26 pm114d ago
As much as 60% of the region’s energy could come from wind and solar — which has a lower energy output than the non-renewables being retired.
Campaigns & Elections Oct. 27, 2022 6:00 am151d ago
A petition by Tama County Against Turbines placed the measure on the ballot to increase the number of supervisors from three to five.
Fires Oct. 24, 2022 10:01 am153d ago
The fire department described the fire as “unique and challenging,” with the additional factors of the wind turbine falling apart overhead and fiery falling debris.
Energy Sep. 28, 2022 6:00 pm179d ago
Iowa generates more than half of its electricity with wind, but clean energy advocates say the state and nation can do even more
Iowa Ideas Oct. 3, 2022 10:32 am174d ago
As Iowa utility companies seek to make solar power a bigger part of the energy mix — spurred by the need to limit greenhouse gases to reduce the impacts of climate change — proposed solar installations have grown in size and number, causing more concerns from neighbors.
Jared Strong - Iowa Capitol Digest
News Aug. 20, 2022 6:00 am219d ago
The IUB began an investigation into the disposal of wind turbines in January 2020
Companies Feb. 10, 2022 1:13 pm409d ago
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy plans to eliminate positions in Iowa and Kansas because of a reduction in orders for commercial wind turbines.
Community Dec. 28, 2021 6:00 am459d ago
The Marion Heritage Center and Museum is officially open to the public again, with a new exhibit that includes information and a detailed timeline of clean energy history in Marion and the state of Iowa.
Iowa Ideas Sep. 21, 2021 11:05 am551d ago
American utility companies, including those in Iowa, are facing increasing pressure to slash greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of preventing the worst effects of global climate change.
Energy Jul. 20, 2021 4:30 am615d ago
The Madison, Wis.-based utility also announced plans to plant 1 million trees in Iowa and Wisconsin in its annual Corporate Responsibility Report.
News May. 1, 2015 1:27 pm2886d ago
DES MOINES – MidAmerican Energy announced Friday it has filed plans with the Iowa Utilities Board for the development of …
News Oct. 10, 2014 12:48 pm3089d ago
DES MOINES – MidAmerican Energy announced Friday it is adding $280 million to its investment in wind energy in Iowa …
News Aug. 7, 2014 10:08 pm3153d ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this story included incorrect information about the status of an application submitted to the …
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News Apr. 11, 2012 7:00 pm4001d ago
CEDAR RAPIDS – Iowa has one of the highest child removal rates in the United States, and although recent data …