Iowa Farmer Focus of Wind-Energy Debate

Iowa Farmer Greg Swecker

Greg Swecker stands in front of the wind turbine on his farm in Dana, Iowa. Swecker is fighting for the right to sell his excess electricity to utilities. Greg Allen, NPR News hide caption

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An Iowa farmer is at the center of a legal battle that could have far-reaching effects for the future of wind-generated power in the United States. The dispute is over whether people who put up wind turbines have the right to connect them to the power grid and sell excess electricity back to utilities. NPR's Greg Allen reports.

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