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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. [...]

Republicans Work to Shut Down Iowa Wind Energy Industry

By |2014-02-18T11:34:15-06:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Environment, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

Iowa House Republicans are working on two bills this week that will shut down Iowa’s growing wind energy industry, which currently employs thousands of Iowans. “Over the last decade, we’ve built Iowa’s wind energy industry from the ground up and become a world leader in renewable energy,” said Rep. David Dawson, D-Sioux City.  “The Clean Line [...]

Iowa's Wind Power Ranking Remains Second in the Nation

By |2012-04-12T15:18:37-06:00April 12th, 2012|Categories: Featured, Recent News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

According to a new report released by the American Wind Energy Association, Iowa holds onto its second in nation wind energy production spot. Iowa, behind Texas, produces 4,322 megawatts a year and accounted for 35 percent of new electricity generated in the U.S, behind the 42 percent that came from natural gas. To read the article [...]

Iowa Leads Nation in Percentage of Energy Used Generated by Wind

By |2010-04-14T12:30:04-06:00April 14th, 2010|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , |

The ongoing mission to establish Iowa as a leader in renewable energy received further confirmation as the American Wind Energy Association released its year-end report for 2009. According to AWEA, Iowa leads the nation by generating 14 percent of all of the electricity consumed in the state with wind. According to the AWEA report, Iowa added [...]

Iowa Stays at #2 in Wind Power

By |2009-07-29T09:07:00-06:00July 29th, 2009|Categories: Environment, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , |

Iowa held on to the #2 spot for wind energy production in a new report from the American Wind Energy Association released this week.  Iowa added 160 megawatts of capacity last quarter to bring total wind energy production in Iowa over 3,000 MW for the first time, which is enough to power over 900,000 homes. In an effort [...]

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 [...]

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