Image via WikipediaYesterday, the Iowa House approved a bill that would encourage wind energy production and research in the state.
The Iowa House approved a package Tuesday that will expand wind energy production, renewable tax credits, create wind innovation zones and encourage more renewable energy research.
The package “will create good-paying jobs in communities across Iowa and keep Iowa a world leader in renewable energy,” said Rep. Sharon Steckman, D-Mason City.
She said the package includes Senate File 456, which expands existing state tax credits for wind energy projects of all sizes.
Wind innovation zones were created in House File 810 to help local communities streamline regulations to help individuals launch small wind projects.
House File 817 expands tax credits to increase research of renewable energy generation components.