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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2013



IOWA CITY, Iowa (May 8, 2013) — The nonpartisan Iowa Policy Project (IPP) released the following statement from IPP Executive Director David Osterberg about the MidAmerican Energy announcement today in the Governor's Office.

osterberg photo “The announcement that MidAmerican Energy Company will install more than another thousand megawatts of wind power is great news. This addition should move Iowa to above 30 percent of its electricity being generated by clean wind power.

“As an organization that has been writing about the advantages of renewable energy since 2002, we applaud this direction in economic development for the state.

“The advantage of being the first state in the nation to pass a requirement that utilities try renewable energy is paying off.”

IPP reports on energy issues may be found on our Energy and Environment page at www.iowapolicyproject.org.

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