Posts under Category: Education and Outreach

  • 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

  • Call for Reviewers: Energy Education and Workforce Development Grant Program
    [December 19, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center is seeking qualified proposal reviewers with expertise in education practices and Iowa education standards at the K-12, college and adult learners/continuing education levels. This fall, the Energy Center launched a new grant program to provide Iowa students and adult learners with practical and credible energy education that contributes to the environmental, social, and economic [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Introduces 2016 Impact Award Winners at Energy Summit
    [October 31, 2016]

    Last week’s Iowa Energy Summit brought together industry leaders and experts from across the state. At the Summit, the Energy Center hosted its own track of sessions featuring researchers and a panel on the future of building efficiency. The day-long conference also gave the Energy Center a chance to introduce its 2016 Impact Award Winners. [...]  Read More

  • Energy Center Releases FY 2016 Annual Report
    [October 26, 2016]

    The Iowa Energy Center’s Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report 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 awarded funding to 46 projects in these areas totaling more than $1.5 million. Other accomplishments in FY 2016 include: Energy [...]  Read More

  • Reaching Threshold for Paris Agreement’s Entry into Force
    [October 6, 2016]

    FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY As of today, 72 parties accounting for 56.75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions have joined the climate agreement negotiated at COP21 in Paris, meeting the requirements of 55 parties representing 55 percent of global emissions needed for the Paris Agreement to enter into force in 30 days, prior to [...]  Read More

  • Lower Wind Energy Cost Projections
    [September 15, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER According to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts, the cost of producing electricity from wind power is expected to decrease 24-30 percent by 2030. The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), researchers at the University [...]  Read More