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Energy Legislative Priorities

2017 Clean Energy Legislative Priorities

The Iowa Environmental Council supports programs and policies that encourage a transition to clean energy that benefits Iowa’s environment, economy and communities.

Expand, improve and maintain clean energy tax incentives

Improve access to clean energy by expanding and improving clean energy tax incentives for farmers, businesses, residents, utilities, and communities to own or invest in their own wind turbines, solar panels or other forms of clean energy. This includes increasing funds available for the upfront solar tax credit, extending production tax credit, and increasing energy capacity for the production tax credit. 

Secure sufficient clean energy transmission infrastructure

Continue wind energy growth by ensuring sufficient high-voltage transmission infrastructure can be built to carry significant additions of wind power.

Protect distributed clean energy options

Continue solar energy growth by maintaining distributed clean energy policies, such as net metering and third party power purchase agreements, and prevent new barriers to distributed renewables.

Reduce dependence on fossil fuels

Cut carbon pollution and reduce dependence on fossil fuels with policies that encourage a transition to clean energy.