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Solar Day at the Capitol
ISETA will host 2017's Solar Day at the Capitol on Thursday, January 12. The day begins with a breakfast at 7AM and continues at 10AM with remarks by leaders in the solar industry and policy makers. Both will take place in the Capitol Rotunda. Visitors will have a chance to talk with policy makers about the great benefits of solar in Iowa. All are welcome!
 
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

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:19:00 GMT
Storage, Solar, News, imported
Blue Pillar Launches New Offering to Unlock the Value of Behind-the-Meter Data and Control

Blue Pillar announced its new Aurora® Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS) offering to advance the company's mission to simplify access to behind-the-meter data and control from any type of distributed energy resource that generates, stores, switches, consumes or measures energy.


Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:37:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, Opinion & Commentary
Saudi Renewables: Reset and Launch

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, is relaunching its renewable energy program. Recent government communications suggest a determination to press ahead rapidly.


Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:55:00 GMT
Solar, Storage, News
India's New Solar Auction Lights the Way to Modi's Green Targets

Record low Indian solar tariffs tendered at a groundbreaking auction may catalyze green investments and help tip the balance of new power to renewables and away from fossil fuels.

 


Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:45:00 GMT
Wind Power, Storage, Solar, News
New Hydronium-ion Battery Presents Opportunity for Sustainable Grid-scale Storage

Oregon State University on Monday said its scientists have developed a new type of battery that uses only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.

 

 


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:39:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, Opinion & Commentary
Could Rising Seas Yield Common Ground? Exploring Opportunities for Climate Collaboration with the Trump Administration
In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump released his America First Energy Plan, including a number of measures to be taken within the first 100 days of his presidency. Broadly speaking, these commitments reflect the intent of the Trump administration to deregulate domestic U.S. energy production to drive private sector growth for coal, oil, and natural gas.

 


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:47:00 GMT
Storage, Solar, News
Europe to Lead Research Project for Energy Storage in Molten Silicon

The Technical University of Madrid last week said that it will work with seven European R&D institutions to develop a new generation of ultra-compact energy storage devices based in molten silicon and solid state heat-to-power converters.

 

 


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:24:00 GMT
Storage, Solar, News
Sonnen Plans US Expansion for Home Battery Backup

Sonnen GmbH, a German manufacturer of batteries for residential and commercial energy storage, plans to combine research and manufacturing at a new facility in Atlanta as part of a U.S. expansion.

 

 


Wind Energy News

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind power project with extended scope

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project.


Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:14:00 GMT
Wind Power, News, imported
JDR Selected By US Wind to Supply Cables to US Offshore Wind Farms

JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been selected by US Wind Inc., as the preferred cable partner for its first offshore wind project.


Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:37:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, Opinion & Commentary
Saudi Renewables: Reset and Launch

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, is relaunching its renewable energy program. Recent government communications suggest a determination to press ahead rapidly.


Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:45:00 GMT
Wind Power, Storage, Solar, News
New Hydronium-ion Battery Presents Opportunity for Sustainable Grid-scale Storage

Oregon State University on Monday said its scientists have developed a new type of battery that uses only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.

 

 


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:47:00 GMT
Wind Power, News, Opinion & Commentary
US Offshore Wind Farms Will Be Constructed by US Oil and Gas Experts

Jeff Grybowski is CEO of Deepwater Wind, the company that built the first offshore wind farm in the United States, currently generating energy off the coast of Rhode Island. He’s not at all concerned about finding the supply chain to construct his next project, the 90-MW Deepwater ONE South Fork wind farm, which was approved last month by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).

“No, I’m not worried about it at all,” he said in an interview last fall at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore Wind Conference. 


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:39:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, Opinion & Commentary
Could Rising Seas Yield Common Ground? Exploring Opportunities for Climate Collaboration with the Trump Administration
In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump released his America First Energy Plan, including a number of measures to be taken within the first 100 days of his presidency. Broadly speaking, these commitments reflect the intent of the Trump administration to deregulate domestic U.S. energy production to drive private sector growth for coal, oil, and natural gas.

 


Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:53:00 GMT
Geothermal, Bioenergy, Wind Power, Solar, Storage, News
Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Administrator

The U.S. Senate today approved Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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