Rock Island Clean Line http://iowapublicradio.org en Farmers carry mixed feelings over wind energy transmission line http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmers-carry-mixed-feelings-over-wind-energy-transmission-line-0 <p>One of the companies banking on Iowa’s wind energy industry is Clean Line Energy Partners, a Houston-based operation with plans to build <a href="http://www.cleanlineenergy.com/projects">five large-scale high voltage transmission</a> lines in the country. As Iowa Public Radio’s&nbsp;Durrie&nbsp;Bouscaren&nbsp;reports, one of those lines would traverse Iowa, and it starts in the northwest corner of the state.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 30848 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farmers carry mixed feelings over wind energy transmission line The "Rock Island Clean Line" and Wind Energy Tax Credits http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rock-island-clean-line-and-wind-energy-tax-credits <p>One of the limitations of the wind energy industry has been connecting it to the power grid. On today's "River to River", we hear about The Rock Island Clean Line, a project to deliver 35-hundred megawatts of wind power from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota to communities in Illinois and states to the East. We also find out what will happen to the effort if wind energy tax credits are eliminated.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:19:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6774 at http://iowapublicradio.org The "Rock Island Clean Line" and Wind Energy Tax Credits