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  • Advisory Council Teleconference July 1, 2015
    [June 29, 2015]

    The Iowa Energy Center advisory council will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss work scope for K-12 Energy Education Pilot Project Proposal, “Energy-Related STEM E-Curriculum for Personalized Learning”  The agenda is provided below. Advisory Council Agenda.pdf  Open Public Meeting To dial into this meeting please call (866) 249-8583 Code 411819 [...]  Read More

  • Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation Provides Agricultural-Energy Education Workshops
    [June 23, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER As ties between energy and agriculture grow in the state of Iowa, the Iowa Energy Center is supporting efforts to bring these connections into the classroom. Over the summer of 2015, the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) is holding statewide agricultural-energy education workshops with the help of $31,000 in Energy [...]  Read More

  • Iowa Energy Center Director Mark Petri Receives Central Campus Award
    [June 19, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Recently, the director of the Iowa Energy Center, Dr. Mark Petri, was awarded Central Campus Community Business Partner of the Year for the Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy program. Central Campus is a regional academy with the Des Moines Public School District that offers unique programs that individual high schools [...]  Read More

  • Grant Deadlines Extended for 2015
    [June 16, 2015]

    BY ZACH DAHL | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Iowa Energy Center has extended all grant deadlines to July 31, 2015. This includes planning, opportunity, matching, and special-project grants. This extension is due to the Energy Center transferring its grant program to an electronic system that will be launched in August, 2015. If you have any questions please [...]  Read More

  • New LBNL report looks at financial innovation in the residential PV market
    [June 15, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has released a new report highlighting financial innovation in the residential sector for solar power use. Although there are other methods of obtaining solar energy, this report focuses on residential photovoltaics. Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels convert solar energy into electricity and have been historically uneconomic [...]  Read More

  • USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities
    [June 10, 2015]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER USDA Office of Communications sent this bulletin at 06/04/2015 12:02 PM EDT WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided through USDA Rural Development’s Housing Preservation [...]  Read More