When the federal government announced half a billion dollars in grants last week to help develop wind-energy projects, more than a few land investors and farm owners around the country probably picked up the sweet scent of cash.
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Prior to moving my business out of Iowa, I met with the Governor's Economic Development Group in Utah.
During our conversation, they told me that Utah has surveyed the state for wind energy and know where the prime wind areas are. Additionally, they are working with the legislature to run the necessary lines to get the power out.
Interestingly, Utah also has plans for commercial solar energy generation and has an operating geothermal energy generation that is selling electrical energy to California.
My new state is focusing on its resources to become an energy exporter.