• National Bioenergy Day
    [October 18, 2016]

    National Bioenergy Day is celebrating it’s fourth anniversary this week. The national event strives to unite organizations across the country that support bioenergy. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, October 19. Participating organizations will open their doors to their communities to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides on the local level. Iowa State [...]  Read More

  • Maximizing Energy Performance in Multifamily Properties
    [October 17, 2016]

    There are many resources available to Iowans looking to improve energy efficiency in their home or business. However, looking for information about resources specific to each project can be daunting. That’s why the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) recently released a Multifamily Energy Efficiency Matrix to assist property owners, developers and managers. Depending on where [...]  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

  • Transforming Energy Storage & Conversion
    [September 30, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced $37 million in funding for 16 innovative new projects. The projects are part of a new program called Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS). The IONICS program will focus on new ways to process and [...]  Read More

  • Fall Into Energy Savings
    [September 27, 2016]

    BY AUSTIN GOODE | IOWA ENERGY CENTER With summer coming to an end, fall can bring new energy saving opportunities for your home! Taking advantage of heat from the sun by opening curtains on your south-facing windows during the day. Remember to close your curtains at night to trap the warm air inside your home. [...]  Read More