Posts under Category: Renewable Energy

  • Alliant Energy’s Wind Expansion
    [December 1, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Alliant Energy is expanding in wind production with a new project that could generate up to 500 megawatts of energy for Iowa. The new project has the potential to power 215,000 homes. Alliant Energy is working with landowners in Franklin County near the existing Whispering Willow Wind Farm [...]  Read More

  • Iowa Shatters Record for Largest U.S. Wind Farm
    [November 9, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa will soon be home to the largest wind energy project in United States history. The new MidAmerican Energy project, called Wind XI, could add up to 2,000 megawatts of wind generation from 1,000 turbines. The conducted energy will potentially supply 800,000 homes in the state with electricity. [...]  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

  • Global Commitments for Clean Energy
    [October 10, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER A new initiative from the Department of Energy (DOE) aims to spur advances in clean energy. Mission Innovation is a multinational initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. Twenty countries have committed to double their respective clean energy research and development (R&D) investment over five years. All [...]  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