Iowa’s farmland and thriving agricultural industry are the cornerstones of what makes the state home for many. The clean energy industry enhances the livelihood of Iowa’s beloved farmers and landowners by offering them the choice to add a renewable energy cash crop to their operations. Iowa’s commitment to renewable energy has provided stability in the face of economic uncertainty and a boost for farmers and rural communities.
Companies across the country are investing in wind energy to power their businesses and have established themselves as a major demand driver for wind power. Last year set a record for corporate purchasing as companies entered agreements to procure over 4.4 gigawatts of wind energy. AWEA’s new Wind Powers American Business report provides a detailed look at corporate procurement of wind energy in the U.S.