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An Earth Day Promise For More Offshore Wind Power From Obama

Obama spent some time on Earth day at an old Maytag plant in Iowa now being used to manufacture wind power turbines by Trinity Structural Towers.  He discussed the need for more renewable energy and ultimately revealed new regulations regarding offshore wind farms that would clear the way for developers to install wind farms on the Outer Continental Shelf. 

Michael Olsen, a former Bush Interior Department official, said the rules will allow projects to move Read the rest

VeraSun Energy (VSE) Announces Startup of Dyersville Plant

Verasun Energy (VSE) announced the startup of its 110 million gallon/year ethanol plant near Dyersville, Iowa, bringing the total number of production plants to 14 with a total capacity of more than 1.4 billion gallons. 

“We are pleased to bring another large-scale, environmentally friendly ethanol production facility on-line in the state of Iowa,” VeraSun CEO Don Endres said. “The state continues to be a leader in renewable fuels production, helping our nation to reduce … Read the rest