Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, spoke with state leaders in Alaska about programs and policies Iowa has enacted to encourage the development of renewable energy and the creation of new green-collar jobs.
Culver, who is co-chair of the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition, was invited by the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) to deliver an address on Iowa's energy leadership. He spoke with Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and met with key members of the Alaska State Legislature.
REAP is a coalition of large and small Alaska utilities, businesses, conservation and consumer groups, Alaska Native organizations, and municipal, state and federal entities with an interest in developing Alaska's renewable energy resources.
Culver was invited by REAP because of Iowa's success in supporting and growing the renewable energy industry. Iowa currently ranks second nationally in wind energy generation, with nearly 2,900 MW from 2,056 wind turbines across the state.
Culver also delivered the keynote address to the fifth annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair in Anchorage.
SOURCE: Office of Gov. Chet Culver