(FOX BUSINESS) – An industry report released Friday highlighted the steep challenges facing wind energy development nationwide as federal and state governments push a green transition.
The report — titled "Hawkeye State Headwinds" and published by ClearPath, a group that promotes clean energy and low-emissions technology — is a case study of efforts in Iowa to expand wind production through additional turbine farms. ClearPath, which studied Iowa since it is a leader in wind energy production, found that new projects have been slowed in the state thanks to growing local opposition and siting challenges.
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"The path to achieve America’s clean energy goals must be economically sustainable, politically realistic and technologically feasible," ClearPath CEO Rich Powell said in a statement Friday. "This report highlights how challenging a clean energy transition would be if we put all our eggs into one basket."