Letter: Support Clean Line's investment in Q-Cs


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Originally Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2012, 2:09 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 07, 2012, 11:54 pm
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As uncertain as the future economy is, it's impressive to see a company like Clean Line Energy moving forward with it's $1.7 billion project that will run through the Quad-Cities.

Clean Line Energy recently announced a new investment partner, National Grid USA and a $40 million infusion of development capital. This is a sure sign that the leader in high voltage direct current system development sees the Rock Island Clean Line project as efficient and innovative.

Once built, this 3,500 MW transmission line will connect the powerful wind resources from western Iowa to the grid in Illinois. It will offer consumer savings, cut CO2 emissions, and provide power to over a million homes.
Some would argue we don't need this now, but I say we need to be investing in all energy resources before we reach a crisis situation.

Clean Line energy is working hard for our future energy needs and we should welcome this project and support the investment in the Quad-Cities.

Chris Martens,
Davenport



















 



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