August 10, 2007

New Wind Farm Planned for Iowa

Wind energy continues to grow in the back yards of western Iowa farmers and is becoming an additional cash source to those lucky enough to land an easement agreement with wind turbine operators. In a report on Radio Iowa, Invenergy development manager Ben Hach says "They start off by paying a minimum of $5,000 per turbine for the first year, compounded by two-percent each year, along with a construction bonus of $2,000 per turbine. The power generated by the turbines would be fed into lines owned by MidAmerican Energy."

By contrast, as this humorous video reports, the landowners of Nantucket aren't willing to pitch in and put a few of the renewable energy generators in their back yard.

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