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Iowa Leading the Way in Wind Energy

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IOWA  --  When it comes to using wind energy, Iowa is leading the way.

The American Wind Energy Association shows that in 2016, Iowa obtained 36.6% of its energy from wind; this is the highest percent in the country.

Overall, U.S. wind generation reached 5.5% last year.

The association says nearly all wind turbines are set up in rural areas because the industry leads to jobs and investments.