Posts under Category: Legislation

  • New Farm Bill Boosts Renewable Energy, Biofuels, and Conservation Initiatives
    [February 12, 2014]

    BY &  | IOWA ENERGY CENTER After several years of debate, the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Congress have come to an agreement and recently passed the new five-year farm bill. The new bill, which accompanies the “Agricultural Act of 2014,” authorizes nearly $1 trillion in spending on farm subsidies and nutrition programs. [...] Read More

  • Iowa House Subcommittee Approves a 10-cent Fuel Tax Increase
    [February 3, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER An Iowa House subcommittee voted 5-0 Wednesday for a bill that would raise gas and diesel taxes ten cents over three years. The bill is expected to come before the entire House Transportation Committee in February. Once fully enacted, the House Study Bill 514 could potentially raise $230 million annually to [...] Read More

  • TODAY: Last Day to Comment on Renewable Fuel Standard to EPA
    [January 28, 2014]

    BY &  | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Today marks the final day to submit public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline. The new propsoal would reduce the cap on renewable fuel for 2014 to 15.21 billion [...] Read More

  • Obama Launches New Policy Plan For Development Of Energy Infrastructure
    [January 13, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER President Obama recently signed a memorandum directing agencies to start on the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), a four-year policy plan that will focus on the development of national energy infrastructure. The nation’s current, aging infrastructure is becoming increasingly vulnerable to physical (climate change) and cyber threats that can interfere with [...] Read More