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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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Improved net metering policies will spur Iowa’s thriving solar economy

What is net metering? Net metering is a primary mechanism for compensating residential and small-scale solar projects. Under net metering, customers with renewable electric generators can reduce their electric bill by generating some or all of their power and receive a credit from their electric provider for any excess generation. Currently, only the state’s two investor-owned utilities practice net metering. …

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Iowa’s solar potential can spur the economy and create jobs

The past several years have been characterized by a surge of innovation and growth in the solar industry. Global PV installed capacity has increased by a factor of nearly seventy over the last decade, from 2.6 GW in 2004 to 177 GW in 2014. In the US, solar PV cells are a primary source of new electricity generating capacity. In …

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Iowa’s leadership in wind energy technology creates jobs in the state.

Iowa is a national leader in the wind manufacturing industry, with more than 15% of all manufacturing facilities in the country located in the Hawkeye State. The state also houses a robust and active wind energy supply chain that includes 75 companies supporting the production of all major wind turbine components. Additionally, geographic proximity to other markets and multi-modal transport …

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Iowa moving towards 100% renewable energy production.

The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a $3.6 billion wind energy investment that will help convert the state’s power grid to clean energy. The Iowa Utilities Board has given MidAmerican Energy the green light for the utility’s plans for a $3.6 billion wind energy investment, the largest renewable energy project in the state. The project, first announced in April, is …

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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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Countable: Making policy easier

As advocates for the environment and renewable energy, we want to make sure our voice is heard by our representatives. But keeping up with what bills are being debated in Congress and how our representatives are voting can be tedious and difficult. But now there’s an app for that. Countable is an app available for both Apple and Andriod phones …

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