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Monday, March 23, 2009

Blog for Iowa: Energy independence in Iowa redux

Excerpted from this post at Blog for Iowa

If the pursuit of energy independence in Iowa devolves into an us
versus them showdown between the electrical utilities on one side and
concerned citizens on the other, our hope for achieving this goal may
be diminished. Each side has an interest in Iowa becoming energy
independent. What remains most challenging is finding the common
ground where we can meet and progress towards an energy policy that
would be better for Iowa. It is challenging to see the middle ground.
We should not expect the power companies to initiate any
reconciliation. For them, it is about earnings. Ryan Steensland,
spokesperson for Iowa Power and Light was quoted by the
Minneapolis-Saint Paul Star Tribune regarding the cancellation of the
Sutherland 4 power plant in Marshalltown.

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