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Resource Documents: Iowa (18 items)


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Date added:  January 12, 2023
Iowa, Regulations, SitingPrint storyE-mail story

Act relating to the siting and operation of certain wind energy conversion facilities

Author:  Iowa State Senate

3. a. A wind energy conversion facility shall be sited at the following distances: (1) No less than two and one-half times the total height of a wind turbine to be constructed on a proposed facility or five thousand feet, whichever is greater, from any existing abutting dwelling or nonparticipating property. (2) No less than one and one-tenth times the total height of a wind turbine to be constructed on a proposed facility or five hundred feet, whichever is greater, . . .

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Date added:  March 2, 2021
Iowa, Siting, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Some project specs in Iowa: area, infrastructure, foundations

Author:  RPM Access

Project Name Top of Iowa Wind Farm Developer Midwest Renewable Energy Corporation and Zilkha Renewable Energy Owner Entergy Corporation and Shell Wind Corporation Contructor M.A. Mortenson Project Size 81 MW Location Approx 3 miles east of Town of Joice, Worth County, Iowa Site Area Approx 5,900 acres of cropland consisting of 49 separate parcels of land [73 acres/MW] Generating Equipment 89 NEG Micon 900 kW turbines on 237 foot tall tubular towers Balance of Plant Facilities 21.8 miles of underground electric and . . .

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Date added:  December 8, 2020
Health, Iowa, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Cardiologist investigation and response to industrial wind turbines in the rural residential countryside regarding concerns of adverse health effects

Author:  Johnson, Ben

Executive Summary While ongoing for decades, more recently recorded consecutive years of rising oceans and mean global temperatures with increasing patterns of intensifying storms and fires have only heightened Man’s resolve to fundamentally change worldwide dependence on fossil fuels. We are now responding with a sense of urgency. “Renewable” energies, particularly wind and solar, among other renewable sources, have been promoted as “winning solutions”. Photovoltaic (solar) energy has become more affordable and is utilized more in sunnier locales. Commercially, beginning . . .

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Date added:  October 4, 2019
Aesthetics, Human rights, Impacts, Iowa, Michigan, VideosPrint storyE-mail story

Iowa Farmer

Author:  Pichan, Stave

Do you hear the sound keeps my kids awake In fields where peace used to reign? Notice the horizon, the obstructed view All I see are those blades The turning and whirling, the deafening sound Killin’ the birds, spoiling the ground around me [chorus] An Iowa farmer has been taken by charmers Who came waving that green stuff Took over my land What did I get from the deal that was made? When they planted those turbines Now I live . . .

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