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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

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Solar, News
US Army Releases Review Related to Streamlining of Solar Permitting

The U.S. Department of the Army announce in the Dec. 2 Federal Register that it has completed a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for construction, operation, and maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy projects on Army installations and is making the PEA and a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment.


Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:30:00 GMT
Solar, News, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
Google Targets 100-Percent Renewable Operations in 2017

With the trend of corporate renewable energy power purchasing clearly set by global corporations, it’s no surprise that Google is now claiming it will be fully powered by renewables next year.


Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:07:00 GMT
Solar, Storage, News
New Funding Supports Energy Storage for Brooklyn Low-Income Community

Nonprofit New York City Energy Efficiency Corp. (NYCEEC) on Dec. 6 said it made a 10-year project loan of more than $1 million to bring large-scale battery storage technology to a privately owned low-income housing development in Brooklyn, NY.


Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:20:00 GMT
Solar, Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
What Now? Renewable Energy in the Age of Trump: A Time for Efficiency?

There is a saying that the two things you should never see made are laws and sausage. As a political activist from the city once hailed as HOG Butcher of the World, I can confirm the truth of it.


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:43:00 GMT
Solar, News
China’s Control on Deal Cash Flows Could Hinder Solar Privatization Plans

The $1.5 billion privatizations of two of China’s biggest solar companies have been thrown into doubt because of concerns they may run afoul of a government effort to keep more of the nation’s money supply at home.


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:22:00 GMT
Solar, News
Kenya’s Power Utilities Should Include Smart Grid Functions in National Code

Kenya Power Company, Kenya’s largest power utility, should come up with technical regulations that require only solar PV inverters with smart grid management functions are connected to its distribution grid.


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:35:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Solar, Opinion & Commentary, Hydropower, Geothermal, Wind Power
What Do the 2016 Elections Mean for the Clean Power Plan?

President-Elect Trump has repeatedly claimed that climate change is a “hoax,” and has appointed notorious climate denier Myron Ebell to run the transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Wind Energy News

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:43:00 GMT
Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
Global Wind Energy Insight: ‘We’re Moving On’

Well, what was unthinkable just a short while ago is now the reality, and Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States, sending shockwaves across the U.S. and around the world. The press and social media are rife with speculation about which of the many and often conflicting positions he took during the campaign will become reality.


Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:15:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
China’s Wind Power Curtailment Rate Declined During First Nine Months of 2016

China’s aggregate wind power curtailment reached 39.47 billion kWh during the first nine months of 2016, according to data from the National Energy Administration of China. The country’s average wind power curtailment rate was 19 percent, down from 26 percent in the first quarter of 2016 and 21 percent in the first half of this year.


Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:52:00 GMT
Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
Wind Farms a Blight, Says Trump — But Does Scotland Care?

For those who are worried about the future of renewables following the reality of a Trump presidency, the news isn’t looking good. These are worrying times. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Rumors abound that he is looking to climate change deniers in selecting his energy secretary.


Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:30:00 GMT
Solar, News, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
Google Targets 100-Percent Renewable Operations in 2017

With the trend of corporate renewable energy power purchasing clearly set by global corporations, it’s no surprise that Google is now claiming it will be fully powered by renewables next year.


Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:20:00 GMT
Solar, Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
What Now? Renewable Energy in the Age of Trump: A Time for Efficiency?

There is a saying that the two things you should never see made are laws and sausage. As a political activist from the city once hailed as HOG Butcher of the World, I can confirm the truth of it.


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:35:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Solar, Opinion & Commentary, Hydropower, Geothermal, Wind Power
What Do the 2016 Elections Mean for the Clean Power Plan?

President-Elect Trump has repeatedly claimed that climate change is a “hoax,” and has appointed notorious climate denier Myron Ebell to run the transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:26:00 GMT
Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
Advanced Blade Pitch Systems Part 2 — Three Key Insights

In part one of this article, we looked at five trends in the rapidly evolving technology of advanced blade pitch systems. Let’s take a look now at three key insights for making the right blade pitch system decisions.


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