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The Iowa Energy Plan
The plan, led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Department of Transportation, will establish priorities and guide decision-making statewide for evaluating current and future energy supply and demand, explore energy policies and programs, and recognize developing challenges and opportunities.
Additional information about the plan, its goals and details about the six public forums that will be held across Iowa in late March and early April are available on the Iowa Environmental Council's blog

Iowa Environmental Council's blog

 
Six public forums have been scheduled across the state in March and April to provide more info on the plan's development process and solicit suggestions and feedback.The forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the team developing the plan and share your thoughts on Iowa's energy future. Public input is critical for the plan and will help determine its direction. Comments can also be submitted online through June 30, 2016. These may be submitted via the Iowa Energy Plan website at

http://www.iowaenergyplan.org/contact.html

 

 

 

 Solar Energy News

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:57:00 GMT
Solar, Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
Cleantech University Prize Highlights Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators

One of the formative moments in my career was participating in an Energy Department competition called FutureCar — known today as EcoCAR 3 — which challenges students to develop more fuel efficient and sustainable vehicles. Participating in that competition inspired me to pursue a career that addressed the toughest problems in sustainable transportation and clean energy. I’m just one of many who had their professional journeys changed as a result of these competitions.


Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:03:07 GMT
Bioenergy, Solar, News, imported, Wind Power
UK’s Renewable Energy Future Vulnerable Following Vote to Exit EU
Despite being an issue that knows no borders, affects all and is of vital interest to future generations, the environment was low on the agenda ahead of the UK's historic vote to leave the European Union. The short answer to what happens next with pollution, wildlife, farming, green energy, climate change and more is we don't know - we are in uncharted territory.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:30:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Solar, Opinion & Commentary, Hydropower, Geothermal, Wind Power
Natural Gas: Bridge or Barrier to a Clean Energy Future?

Much has been made of the use of natural gas as a bridge to a clean renewable energy economy. The primary argument in support of natural gas is the fact that it is cleaner than coal and can be conveniently and cost-effectively substituted for it in power generation. Although on its face true, the claim should be considered in a real-world context.


Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:16:00 GMT
Solar, News
Cost to Replace California Nuclear With Solar: $15 Billion

PG&E Corp.’s plan to shut California’s last nuclear power plant by 2025 would cost $15 billion if all its output is replaced with solar-generated electricity at current prices, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysts.


Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:58:00 GMT
Solar, News
SunEdison CEO Chatila Resigns From Bankrupt Renewables Giant

Ahmad Chatila, chief executive officer of bankrupt clean-energy giant SunEdison Inc., has resigned. His last day was Wednesday.


Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:26:00 GMT
Solar, SolarFeatured, Opinion & Commentary
The 100-MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Plant Re-vamp — Earning Millions

The 100-MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Plant, at Bahawalpur, was the first grid-connected IPP that was installed in 2015 and has been operational since August 2015, exceeding expectations and demands by NEPRA in terms of producing energy, GWhs, for the months with optimal solar irradiance and temperatures.


Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT
Solar, News
Sky-high solar power for South Bank Tower

London’s newly-redeveloped South Bank Tower will harness the power of the sun to light up its 193 luxury apartments, shops, restaurants and bars after a solar array was installed on the roof.


Wind Energy News

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:57:00 GMT
Solar, Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
Cleantech University Prize Highlights Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators

One of the formative moments in my career was participating in an Energy Department competition called FutureCar — known today as EcoCAR 3 — which challenges students to develop more fuel efficient and sustainable vehicles. Participating in that competition inspired me to pursue a career that addressed the toughest problems in sustainable transportation and clean energy. I’m just one of many who had their professional journeys changed as a result of these competitions.


Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:03:07 GMT
Bioenergy, Solar, News, imported, Wind Power
UK’s Renewable Energy Future Vulnerable Following Vote to Exit EU
Despite being an issue that knows no borders, affects all and is of vital interest to future generations, the environment was low on the agenda ahead of the UK's historic vote to leave the European Union. The short answer to what happens next with pollution, wildlife, farming, green energy, climate change and more is we don't know - we are in uncharted territory.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:30:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Solar, Opinion & Commentary, Hydropower, Geothermal, Wind Power
Natural Gas: Bridge or Barrier to a Clean Energy Future?

Much has been made of the use of natural gas as a bridge to a clean renewable energy economy. The primary argument in support of natural gas is the fact that it is cleaner than coal and can be conveniently and cost-effectively substituted for it in power generation. Although on its face true, the claim should be considered in a real-world context.


Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:03:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
World’s Longest Wind Turbine Blade Unveiled in Denmark

Offshore wind turbine provider Adwen and blade provider LM Wind Power have unveiled what they say is the longest wind turbine blade in the world.


Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:04:00 GMT
Solar, News, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
AES to Boost Generating Capacity in Brazil With Wind and Solar

AES Corp. is planning to expand into large-scale wind and solar energy in Brazil to boost its generating capacity in the country.


Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:15:00 GMT
Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
Bird Society Leads by Example: Operates Large Wind Turbine at Headquarters

In early 2016, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) installed a large wind turbine at their headquarters in central England. The 100-meter (330-foot) tall turbine was installed at the Society’s headquarters in Sandy midway between Milton Keynes and Cambridge.


Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:01:00 GMT
News, Wind Power, WindFeatured, Large Scale Renewables
Vermont Wind Farm Tour Shows Off Results of Years of Preparation

Vermont utility Green Mountain Power opened its 63-MW Kingdom Community Wind project to visitors this spring to give people the opportunity to see first-hand the results of nearly seven years of planning and construction.


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