State Rep. Chuck Isenhart (D-Dubuque) will attend the Midwest/Great Lakes meeting of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators in Chicago, Dec. 8-10. Isenhart is ranking member on the Environmental Protection Committee in the Iowa House of Representatives. "Learning from colleagues from other states who are part of this bi-partisan [...]
Today the Iowa House is scheduled to debate whether Iowa should build a nuclear energy plant. House File 561 establishes the regulatory construct and regulatory certainty that is needed for Iowa to attract the significant capital required for a nuclear facility. Read the Bill Summary here and the Amendment Summary here.
The Iowa House will consider today legislation that will allow the Iowa Natural Resources Commission to set a mourning dove hunting season. From Radio Iowa: Dove hunting update March 23, 2011 by O.Kay Henderson · Leave a Comment The Iowa Senate yesterday took about four minutes to pass a bill that would allow dove hunting in Iowa. [...]
The Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) announced that $250,000 was given to Iowa from the State Energy Program and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant to make it easier for all Iowans to access biofuels and use more homegrown Iowa fuels throughout the state. This funding will help consumers have more choices at the pump, [...]
A report prepared by the Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative (UMTDI) that identified six renewable energy transmission corridors connecting more than 15,000 megawatts of wind development in the region. If fully developed, the lines within these corridors will help realize the full economic potential of the region’s wind and other [...]