Renewable energy is already generating significant benefits to Iowa‘s economy and environment. Thousands of Iowans are employed at companies that provide goods and services for wind energy and solar energy. Meanwhile, the thousands of recently installed wind turbines have allowed Iowa utilities to generate less electricity from fossil - fueled power plants, which means cleaner air and water for Iowa and beyond. Compared to just ten years ago, there has been a huge increase in the renewable energy technologies installed in both urban and rural Iowa, but the state has only begun to tap the enormous potential for renewable energy. As these resources are developed with solar photovoltaic panels, solar hot water systems, wind turbines, and other technologies, the considerable economic and environ mental benefits will only grow.
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