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Published on October 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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WindTV Showcases Wind Success Stories

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October 21st, 2011 by Zachary Shahan 

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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) recently launched WindTV, “a site dedicated to showcasing video profiles of Americans whose lives have been positively affected by the wind industry.” Each week, a different video profile will featured.

“The wind industry is a tremendous American success story,” said Denise Bode, CEO of AWEA. “Wind power is creating a new American manufacturing sector and jumpstarting rural economic development. But like every industry, wind energy is ultimately about individuals. These videos will help put names and faces on the $10 to $20 billion wind invests in the U.S. economy each year as well as the 75,000 U.S. wind energy jobs at more than 400 factories in 42 states.”

The first profile is of an Iowa farmer, Tim Hemphill, who’s now making money farming wind. “Leasing land to wind power helps keep our family farm in the black,” Hemphill states.

Wind energy has generated 4,000 to 5,000 jobs in Iowa. And Tim is not the only one benefiting from wind energy’s growth.

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