On May 8, Iowa governor Terry Branstad announced that his state will see a $1.9 million investment in wind energy projects by MidAmerican Energy Co. The project will bring, by the end of 2015, the installation of as many as 656 wind turbines providing up to 1,050 megawatts of power generation. There are already nearly 1,300 wind turbines in Iowa, and Governor Branstad, in his announcement of this new project, said “As wind energy goes, so does Iowa’s economy.”