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MidAmerican Announces Iowa Wind Energy Commitment

MidAmerican Energy Company is making a commitment to wind energy in Iowa. The company planned up to 1,050 megawatts of wind generation, consisting of up to 656 new wind turbines, in Iowa by year-end 2015.Full story

Lobbyist for wind power apologizes to Vt. panel

A lobbyist for an industry group supporting wind power apologized to a Vermont Senate committee on Wednesday after a witness she brought in called health concerns connected with wind power "hoo-hah," nonsense and propaganda. Full story

Pa. wind energy soars in 2012, but total is small

Wind energy installations almost doubled in Pennsylvania last year, but the industry still provides only about 1 percent of the state's electricity, far behind Iowa, Texas and others. Full story

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Germany's Environment Minister Altmaier, Lower Saxony federal state premier McAllister and entrepreneur Kohl unveil wooden wind power plant tower in Hanover
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Germany's Environment Minister Peter Altmaier, Lower Saxony federal state premier David McAllister and entrepreneur Edwin Kohl (L-R) pose as they unveil a wooden wind power plant tower in Hanover December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

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Wooden wind power plant tower is seen through tree in Hanover

REFILE - A wooden wind power plant tower is seen through a tree in Hanover December 20, 2012. The tower which holds the turbine is claimed to be the word's first made of wood by German manufacturer TimberTower. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

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Power lines inside wooden wind power plant tower are seen in Hanover

Power lines inside a wooden wind power plant tower are seen in Hanover December 20, 2012.The tower which holds the turbine is claimed to be the word's first made of wood by German manufacturer TimberTower. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)