This week (August 11-17) is American Wind Week. It’s part of a statewide effort across the state to promote local investments in wind energy. Oskaloosa Mayor David Krutzfeldt has signed a proclamation recognizing American Wind Week.
“We’re all aware of how many jobs there are in the Mahaska County area from the building of the wind farms. So with that kind of economic impact, I thought, of course, we want to be supportive of bringing this kind of economic benefit to the area.”
Just over a third of Iowa’s electricity is produced by wind….with that figure expected to pass 40 percent by 2020. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is scheduled to sign a similar proclamation for American Wind Week Monday (8/12) at the Iowa State Fair.