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Midwest Energy News: Wind and solar supply chains thrive in Midwest states

Wind and solar energy support about 30,000 jobs at about a thousand companies in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, according to a series of reports released by the Environmental Law & Policy Center over the past two weeks. The reports show the jobs created not only by the manufacture of wind turbine components, the building of wind farms

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Chicago Tribune Editorial: Still waiting for Gov. Rauner to kill the Illiana

Barney Faletti’s house wouldn’t have to be razed to make way for the Illiana toll road, but that’s little comfort. The proposed highway would cut through his neighbor’s farm field, passing within about 150 feet of Faletti’s Wilmington home. His idyllic riverfront haven would be spoiled. His property value would tank. For what? A privatized

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E&E: Republican presidential hopefuls gather at Iowa ag summit

Wind energy advocates are urging presumptive 2016 presidential candidates to back key industry incentives at a Iowa summit this weekend. The Environmental Law & Policy Center and League of Conservation Voters yesterday said they hope to see presidential candidates attending the Iowa Agriculture Summit voice support for the wind production tax credit and other pro-wind

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US News: GOP Hopefuls to Face Pressure on Tax Credit

Iowa isn’t just all about corn and soybeans anymore. The Hawkeye State generates 27 percent of its electricity from wind, the most in the nation, according to the Wind Energy Foundation. It also boasts 4,000 industry-related jobs. And companies dole out millions in annual payments to farmers who agree to erect wind turbines on their

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