Posts under Category: Renewable Energy

  • Wind Energy Costs Continue to Decrease
    [August 12, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER On Monday August 10, the Department of Energy (DOE) released two reports that claim the U.S. wind energy industry grew impressively in 2014, highlighted by this article. The cost for utilities to buy wind power hit an all-time low of 2.35 cents per kilowatt-hour. According to the U.S. Energy Information [...] Read More

  • Iowa Agriculture Literacy Workshops Wrap Up for the Summer
    [August 10, 2015]

    BY ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation has wrapped up its summer 2015 workshops and has distributed curriculum and lesson plans to more than one hundred teachers. These workshops, funded in part by the Energy Center, were designed to educate teachers on the importance of energy and agriculture. The most recent workshop was held [...] Read More

  • Iowa Energy Center on the Front Line of Methanol Production
    [July 30, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Robert Brown, founding director of the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University, has been a long time partner of the Iowa Energy Center. In 1995, Brown, with the help of an Energy Center grant, began early research on thermal gasification. Ten years later Brown partnered with Jerod Smeenk to form [...] Read More

  • Community Solar Webinar Coming July 29
    [July 24, 2015]

    BY LEIGH NELSON | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Iowa Energy Center is sponsoring a webinar being hosted by the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) on the topic of community solar. Join us July 29 at noon for a 1-hour presentation featuring experts from municipal utilities and electric cooperatives as [...] Read More

  • Finding Renewable Energy in the Aviation Industry
    [July 24, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Worldwide flights produced 705 million metric tons of CO2 in 2013, while carrying over 3 billion passengers, according to the Air Transport Action Group. If the aviation industry were a country, it would generate a GDP of $606 billion, about the same as Switzerland. At the same time, a third [...] Read More

  • Iowa Could Reach Forty-one percent Energy From Wind Power
    [July 15, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa’s wind energy production could increase to 41 percent by the year 2020 and could more than triple by 2030, according to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). If this were to become reality, it would mean that Iowa could power the equivalent of 6.3 million [...] Read More