Posts under Category: Economic Development

  • Iowa Energy Plan Now Available
    [January 3, 2017]

    The Iowa Energy Plan was released late last month and identifies key focus areas “that could positively impact Iowa’s energy economy.” An executive summary of the Iowa Energy Plan was also made available. These focus areas included: Energy Workforce Development – ensuring that Iowa is able to attract and train professionals to meet the state’s future energy [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Director Highlights Education Pilot Projects at Conference
    [March 24, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center’s Mark Petri spoke at the 2016 Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC) Conference in Sioux City earlier this week. Petri, who has been the Energy Center’s Director since 2013, gave two presentations discussing the Center’s pilot projects focusing on workforce development and K-12 education. “These pilot projects were put into place [...]  Read More

  • Public Forums Held to Discuss Iowa Energy Plan
    [March 9, 2016]

    The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be holding six public forums in March and April to provide information on the Iowa Energy Plan development process and receive suggestions and ideas from interested stakeholders. The forums will follow an open house format with project team members available for [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Grantee Receives DoD Funding
    [March 4, 2016]

    The University of Iowa’s Scott Shaw, an assistant professor of chemistry and Iowa Energy Center grant recipient, was recently awarded $200,000 in funding from the Department of Defense (DoD). With this support from the Energy Center and DoD, Shaw will be able to purchase new equipment and continue his research into thin fluid films and [...]  Read More

  • B3 Public Building Energy Benchmarking Webinar
    [February 29, 2016]

    The Iowa Economic Development is hosting a case study webinar in March. The B3 Public Building Energy Benchmarking tool allows organizations to easily identify which buildings are consuming more or less energy than expected, compare energy use to prior years, and compare buildings similar to their own. By identifying which buildings are in most need [...]  Read More

  • FY 2015 Annual Report Now Available
    [February 1, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 Annual Report highlighting initiatives and projects is now available online. The Energy Center’s work focuses on four program areas: bioenergy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and education and outreach. This year, the Center had 46 projects in these areas. Iowa groups have captured more than $4 in funding [...]  Read More