Each of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company's diversified fuel sources – coal, geothermal, hydroelectric, natural gas, nuclear and wind – has different environmental implications.
Electricity generated from fossil fuels results in emissions to the air; nuclear power raises issues regarding the handling and storage of radioactive waste; and hydroelectric power can impact river systems, wetlands and biodiversity. Transmission and distribution of power and the delivery of natural gas also have environmental impacts, largely experienced during the construction of these systems.
MidAmerican has developed virtual tours of various power-producing methods to explain each process. Take a guided tour of one of our power facilities from the comfort of your own chair by selecting from any of the following:
To learn how power is delivered to your home or business, review our Delivering Power to Your Home/Business