Legislative and Policy Action Alerts
Take Action to Protect Iowa's Energy Leadership
Two bills could damage years of progress made on clean energy and efficiency.
SF 2311 is a threat to nearly 21,000 Iowan jobs in energy efficiency and solar. Proposed changes promote discriminatory pricing, reduced consumer choice and increase energy prices for Iowa families. Even with the amendments we expect the bill manager to propose during debate next week, this bill is a serious threat to Iowan jobs, consumers and energy leadership. Tell your elected officials to vote NO with, or without, amendments.
SSB 3197, a wide-ranging tax bill just introduced in the Iowa Senate, would eliminate the upfront Iowa solar energy tax credit at the end of June this year. This tax credit has helped develop solar projects in all 99 of Iowa’s counties and leveraged $21.6M in state dollars into 3,395 solar projects and a total investment of $166,369,422. The credit supports solar installations for residential and business taxpayers, and many farmers and rural businesses benefit from this credit.
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Important Changes Needed to Proposed Water Quality Policy
Iowa DNR has recently announced it is launching a new “Triennial Review” for 2018-2020. As required by the Clean Water Act, Iowa must conduct a review of our state water quality standards every three years. Please join us in telling to DNR it is time to TAKE ACTION on setting water quality standards for nutrient pollution in Iowa’s waters. As a crucial first step, Iowa DNR should prioritize rulemaking to adopt the numeric nutrient standards already developed for significant public recreational lakes.
Submit comments to the DNR yourself: Public comments can be submitted by close of business on March 30 to Matthew Dvorak at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319, or by email at email@example.com.