Iowa’s wind energy

Wind energy industry is Iowa accounts for 3,000 Iowa jobs worth a combined payroll upward of $70 million a year and landowners make roughly $12.6 million a year in lease payments hosting wind turbines on their land.

Tax breaks for wind-power producers are set to expire in a little more than a month, threatening hundreds of manufacturing and energy jobs in the state if nothing is done.

In Iowa, much of the attention has focused on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard in which the federal government guarantees a market for biofuels. But for Iowa