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Friday, September 05, 2008

Iowa Independent: Iowa praised for work towards new energy economy

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

State leaders 'ahead of the curve' in creation of green jobs ...
Representatives of environmental groups and labor unions praised the
work of Iowa, and specifically Gov. Chet Culver, for its success in
attracting green jobs to the state. Gov. Chet Culver in Husum,
Germany, last September for Europe's largest wind energy show. At a
panel discussion on the potential of investing in the clean energy
economy sponsored by the Blue Green Alliance, Iowa was singled out as
being ahead of the curve in working to attract companies that create
jobs and promote renewable energies. "Iowa has captured five wind
turbine manufacturing factories in recent years, factories that could
have easily been built in Minnesota," said David Foster, executive
director of the Blue Green Alliance Action Fund, a coalition of the
Sierra Club and the United Steelworkers of America working to promote
clean energy economic development.

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