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Wind energy expansion faces strong headwinds across US, industry report shows

Thomas Catenacci reports for Fox Business about a new report from ClearPath on wind energy expansion.

The C3 Take
  • ClearPath’s report found that wind projects in Iowa are slowing down due to local opposition.
  • 49% of potential development areas for wind have been ruled out because of county ordinances.
  • Frivolous lawsuits and NIMBYism could be detrimental to reaching our climate goals.

“In addition, locals in Iowa have consistently opposed new transmission line projects which are needed to carry energy from wind farms to plants, according to the report Friday. Every transmission project proposed over the last five years has faced opposition.”

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