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Posted on: March 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Public Input Requested on Alternative and Renewable Energy Survey

Windmill turbines

Linn County has partnered with the University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities program to seek public input on issues surrounding alternative and renewable energy, and specifically regarding large-scale wind farms.

“Currently, the highest concentration of wind farms in Iowa are found in the northwestern part of the state, but we know wind developers are beginning to look eastward,” Les Beck, Linn County planning & development director said. “Survey responses will help inform our understanding of public attitudes regarding important energy issues, in particular the public’s perception of the benefits and impacts of wind farm placement and construction on the natural environment, the transportation and utility infrastructure, and more. We can then use this information to aid our review of any proposed wind farm in the future.”

The survey will be open until March 24 and should take approximately five minutes to complete. 

Take the survey now.

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