NEWTON, Iowa (KTIV) - President Barack Obama says "the nation that leads the world in creating new sources of clean energy" will be the one that leads the global economy.
He marked Earth Day, with a stop in Newton, Iowa, with a call for "a new era of energy exploration." Obama toured a wind energy plant that grew out of a defunct Maytag plant. The president called Trinity Structural Towers a model for job creation and energy production. "The bulk of our efforts must focus on unleashing a new, clean energy economy that will begin to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, cut our carbon pollution by about 80% by 2050, and create millions of new jobs right here in America," said President Obama.
The president says wind could cold generate as much as 20% of the country's electricity demand by 2030. But, he also talked about using other natural resources... like water "And, today, I am announcing that my administration is taking another historic step. Through the Department of Interior, we are establishing a program to authorize - for the first time - the leasing of federal waters for projects to generate electricity from wind as well as from ocean currents and other renewable sources."
The president says if each of us replaced just one ordinary incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent.. it could save enough energy to light three million homes.
Late last month, a 21-year-old was injured in an early morning crash along Sioux City's Business Highway 75...More >>
Late last month, a 21-year-old was injured in an early morning crash along Sioux City's Business Highway 75. Witnesses told police that Paul Mersch was riding his motorcycle when a blue pick-up truck turned in front of him onto 19th Street, hit him and fled the scene.More >>
Recent gun violence and the threat of tighter laws put a premium on guns and ammunition...More >>
Recent gun violence and the threat of tighter laws put a premium on guns and ammunition, and although gun control efforts were defeated in Washington, a show in Sioux City Saturday proved the demand has not diminished.More >>
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Northwest Iowa athletes continued to bring home medals at the State Track & Field Meet in Des Moines on Saturday. In the 200 meter dash Sioux City West's Gerald Heiskell finished third. In the 100 meterMore >>
Northwest Iowa athletes continued to bring home medals at the State Track & Field Meet in Des Moines on Saturday.More >>
On the final day of the Nebraska Track & Field Meet in Omaha, four Siouxland athletes claimed state titles in the morning session. In the Class C high jump, Neligh-Oakdale senior Kelly Carden won theMore >>
On the final day of the Nebraska Track & Field Meet in Omaha, four Siouxland athletes claimed state titles in the morning session.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
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