Iowa Governor Promotes Wind Power in Europe

John Davis

Gov. Chet CulverIowa Governor Chet Culver has made a trip to Europe to address wind energy issues at several events in Germany, Denmark, and Spain, delivering major speeches at the American Wind Energy Association Panel and the Husum Wind Conference – the largest wind trade show in Europe.

This press release from Culver’s office says he is the only elected official from the U.S. participating in the Husum American Wind Power Market – Great Opportunities and Prospects opening press conference and panel discussion:

“There are incredible things happening in Iowa related to renewable energy, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to promote our state to representatives from 42 countries,” said Governor Culver. “I’m interested to learn how my counterparts in other countries are harnessing renewable energy and excited to inform those in the European renewable energy industry about Iowa’s leadership in biofuels, biomass, cellulosic ethanol and wind. European wind energy companies like Siemens and Acciona have chosen to make Iowa their North American base, and brought with them quality jobs.

Iowa has become one of the leaders in the American wind energy market. Now, it looks like the Hawkeye State wants to branch out to be a workd leader.