Posts under Category: Legislation

  • 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

  • The Clean Power Plan: How Will it Affect Iowa?
    [October 30, 2015]

    BY ABBIE LATTERELL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the Obama administration released the Clean Power Plan earlier this year. The main goal of the plan is to reduce pollution from power plants in the United States and specifically to combat and deter climate change. The plan lists specific [...]  Read More

  • Community Training on the Clean Power Plan
    [October 27, 2015]

    EPA is pleased to invite you to participate in a community training on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. 8:00am–5:15pm (CST) and Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 9:00am–2:30pm (CST). This training will discuss the Clean Power Plan and the first-ever national standards that address carbon pollution from power plants. This training will also focus on what communities [...]  Read More

  • Director of Iowa Energy Center Speaks to Iowa Senate and House Committees
    [March 20, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Director of the Iowa Energy Center, Dr. Mark C. Petri, was recently invited to speak to both the Iowa Senate Economic Growth Committee and the Iowa House Commerce Committee. He gave remarks in regards to the Iowa Energy Center’s work in supporting economic development for Iowa as well as what [...]  Read More

  • 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