The Iowa Wind Energy Association says it supports of a goal of expanding the wind energy capacity in Iowa from its current 3,670 MW to 10 GW (10,000 MW) by 2020 and to 20 GW by 2030. Executive director Harold Prior says the expansion would increase jobs, salaries, farm income and property taxes. A source in Cedar Rapids says meeting the 20-GW goal would mean more than 9,500 new jobs, nearly $24 million in new land lease payments and more than $6 billion in property tax valuation.
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