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  • Funding Opportunity: $6.5 Million from National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    [June 17, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER               National Renewable Energy Laboratory is seeking proposals for an initiative to improve the integration of renewable technologies with the electric power grid. The INTEGRATE (Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation) initiative will help enable clean energy technologies to work [...]  Read More

  • Successful Grant Programs Acquire Extended Deadline to June 30th
    [June 12, 2014]

    The Iowa Energy Center has had great success with the roll-out and implementation of their new three-tiered grant programs: Planning Grant, Opportunity Grant, and Matching Grant. They are pleased to announce that the previous deadline of May 31st has been moved to June 30th, 2014 to accommodate additional proposal submissions for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the areas of research, demonstration, and commercialization. These grant programs are three bold ways [...]  Read More

  • Scammers Target Iowa Utility Customers
    [June 5, 2014]

    BY TOMMIE CLARK | GRAPHICS BY TAYLOR BUCKLEY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Iowa energy utility companies are reporting a widespread set of scams targeting their customers, with scammers claiming to represent local utility providers. Local, member-owned electric Consumers Energy Cooperative recently warned its members to “beware of utility scammers,” after the company was notified of a scam [...]  Read More

  • Scholarships Support Budding Researchers in Biofuels
    [May 7, 2014]

    BY KELLY MADSEN, LIZ ZABEL & SANDRA CANNON | IOWA ENERGY CENTER “I received a Youth & Energy Scholarship last year (2013), and these awards have opened doors for me to consider a variety of college options based on my interests rather than the costs”- Eric Koehlmoos, 2014 Youth & Energy Scholarship 1st Place Winner.  Read More

  • $1.25 Million “Grants to Green” Program to Build Stronger Nonprofits
    [May 2, 2014]

    BY  | IOWA ENERGY CENTER Nonprofit organizations in northeastern Iowa will soon be able to improve their building energy efficiency thanks to a three-year $1.25 million Grants to Green Replication Grant program awarded to the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) by the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Supported in part by the Iowa Energy [...]  Read More

  • Binz Brings Record Attendance For Speaker Series
    [May 1, 2014]

    BY | IOWA ENERGY CENTER A reliable electric power grid is essential for U.S. infrastructure. Without it, our complex, interconnected infrastructure would collapse. Interruptions to the power supply come at great cost, which is why the Iowa Energy Center invited Ron Binz, current Principal at Public Policy Consulting, former Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities [...]  Read More