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2014 Session Recap: Renewable Energy Tax Credits Expanded

By |2014-06-09T14:01:55-06:00June 16th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Environment, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Several bills passed this session will extend renewable energy efforts across the state. Senate File 2340 triples the amount of tax credits that are available to Iowans for installing solar energy projects, to a total of $4.5 million annually. The bill also increases the amount of money that individuals can claim for installing solar energy installations. [...]

Representative Kelley: Investing in America's Future

By |2012-06-08T13:45:58-06:00June 8th, 2012|Categories: Members in the News, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Representative Dan Kelley of Newton had the opportunity to write a post for the White House Blog after President Obama visited TPI Composites in Newton. The President highlighted investments in clean energy by passing legislation that will extend the Production Tax Credit. Here are Representative Kelley's reflections: Iowa State Representative Dan Kelley, who represents Newton, reflects [...]

Iowa Lands $16 million for Renewable Energy

By |2009-06-22T13:52:05-06:00June 22nd, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Thanks to creation of the Iowa Power Fund and Office of Energy Indepedence two years ago, Iowa is one of the first states in the nation to receive $16 million from President Obama for renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts.   The U.S. Secretary of Energy came to Iowa to make the announcement on Monday. The $16 [...]

Pres. Obama's Earth Day Visit to Iowa

By |2009-04-22T12:45:28-06:00April 22nd, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , |

President Obama made an Earth Day visit to Iowa on Wednesday to talk about energy.  He visited Trinity Structural Towers in Newton, which manufactures wind towers.  The President’s visit highlights the work Iowa has done over the last three years to lead the world in renewable energy. Through the $100 million Iowa Power Fund and other [...]

Wind Energy & Jobs

By |2009-04-16T07:57:31-06:00April 16th, 2009|Categories: Environment, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa House of Representatives today approved a wind energy package designed to create more jobs and encourage more renewable energy production. The bills approved today will expand wind energy production and renewable energy tax credits, create wind innovation zones, and encourage more renewable energy research in Iowa. “Over the last two years, Iowa has become [...]

Rebuild Iowa, Economic Security Top Agenda for 2009

By |2009-01-08T00:25:32-06:00January 8th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

On a statewide tour this week, Democratic legislative leaders said the Legislature will focus on helping Iowans rebuild and recover during the 2009 legislative session, which begins on Monday, January 12th. “With the national recession beginning to take hold in Iowa, we know thousands of Iowans are struggling to make ends meet. Our goal is to [...]

State Grants $14.75M for Next-Generation Ethanol Plant

By |2008-09-11T09:51:46-06:00September 11th, 2008|Categories: Environment, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , |

In the 2007, the Legislature created the Iowa Power Fund and the Office of Energy Independence to keep Iowa a world leader in renewable energy production and technology.   The Power Fund Board made its largest award yesterday with a $14.5 million grant to Poet LLC to build a new ethanol plant in Emmetsburg using the next [...]

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