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Let’s make 2018 the year of the I-380 Eco Bus

The 1-380 Economic Engine that can save millions if not billions in Iowa tax dollars (Eco) Bus System, is a solution that attacks the source of local and global problems. The local problem of stormwater runoff increasingly contributing to flooding events is attacked by reducing the need to widen I-380. The global problem of excessive carbon dioxide in the earth’s …

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Action Alert – Support Clean Energy in the US

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  Call the offices of your U.S. Representative and your U.S. Senators today, either at their Washington, D.C., offices, or at their in-state offices, to urge them to support climate action. This is part of a National Day of Climate Action sponsored by Citizens Climate Lobby to support CCL’s proposal for a “carbon fee and dividend.”

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Prairewoods and I-Renew, partners from the beginning

I-Renew and Prairewoods have grown up together. I-Renew was founded in 1992 and Prairiewoods was founded in 1996. I encourage all Iowans to stop by for an Eco-Spirituality tour on the Prairewoods grounds in Hiawatha. It is truly an oasis of nature and tranquility. While on your tour, the northern-most buildings on the campus are two straw-bale hermitages powered by …

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I-380 Eco Bus System

Economic development engine that will save $millions of tax funds and employ people in the I-380 “Imagine Energy” Corridor. (Eco Bus) Do you wake up in the morning dreading your commute to work? There are too many distracted drivers, commuting delays are on the rise and you cant ignore the environmental impact. Its time to turn the I-380 problem into a safe, …

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Action Alert: Save Net Metering in Iowa

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) recently accepted a rule change from Alliant Energy, one of the state’s two electric utility providers. The rule, which will go into effect on April 1st, will negatively impact solar customers and reduce solar’s financial viability statewide. By accepting Alliant’s proposal, the IUB is allowing the utility to restrict Iowans’ energy independence and make it …

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I-Renew Pioneer, Don Laughlin, Home For Sale

The estate of the late Don Laughlin of Iowa City has put his custom built super-insulated, solar powered home up for sale. The home, a successful experiment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, is located at 827 Church Street in Iowa City (SW corner of Church and Governor). 

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We have another important choice in November

Important Note: I am an energy voter and #EnergyVoter were developed to counter the fossil fuel industry’s “Vote4Energy” message.  “Vote for energy” needs to be about electing leaders who can transition the United States toward solutions that will grow a new sector of the world economy to solve a global problem.

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Energy Voter Video example

Let’s elect people who will enact policies that will spur on the rapid adoption of solar energy technologies. Share your #EnergyVoter video to

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In Memory of I-Renew Pioneer, Don Laughlin

Don Laughlin served on the Board of the Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-Renew) from the organization’s founding in the 1990s, and stayed active into the 2000s. I remember meeting Don at the I-Renew members get-together following the 2006 Renewable Energy Expo in Solon. I will never forget meeting him because he put me at ease right away by pointing out that we …

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