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Wind Energy Generates Big Benefits for Iowa Counties

Wind Energy Generates Big Benefits for Iowa Counties

Date: 2/16/2017

Location: IA

The Iowa Environmental Council is researching the benefits of wind energy projects in four counties in the state with established development: Buena Vista, Pottawattamie, Carroll, and Franklin. The results so far show that wind energy already provides a major contribution to these counties and supports infrastructure and services that county residents use every day. For example, in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, wind development in Pottawattamie County generated $2 million in property tax revenue, and development in Carroll County generated $1.4 million in property tax revenue.

This information was last updated on March 08, 2017