Iowa Energy Plan Underway

posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Iowa Energy Plan

As reported earlier this year, the Council’s Energy Program Director Nathaniel Baer has been appointed to one of four working groups that will help develop Iowa’s Energy Plan. The plan, led by Lt. Gov. Reynolds, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Department of Transportation will set priorities and provide strategic guidance for a statewide plan to assess current and future energy supply and demand, examine energy policies and programs, and identify emerging challenges and opportunities.

The first working group meetings were held earlier this month, and 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 will follow an open house format with project team members available for one-on-one and group discussions. An informational presentation will be given approximately one-half hour after the public forum starts.

We encourage supporters to attend the forums, meet the development team and share their thoughts on Iowa’s energy future. Our Energy Program Priorities, offer some ideas to get you started. Members from our energy team are also available to connect if you have specific questions or would like additional resources prior to the forums. Contact Energy Program Nathaniel Baer at, or Clean Energy Organizer Barb Andersen at

Dates, times and locations are included below. An RSVP is not required. Additional information is available on the Iowa Energy Plan website

Ames – Tuesday, March 29
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Iowa State University (Iowa State Center)
Scheman Building, Room 204
1805 Center Drive, Ames, IA 50011

Storm Lake – Wednesday, March 30
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Buena Vista University, Dows Conference Center
610 W 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588

Council Bluffs – Thursday, March 31
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Iowa Western Community College
Looft Hall Conference Center. Room 006
2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Ottumwa – Tuesday, April 12
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Indian Hills Community College, The Formal Lounge (Building C)
525 Grandview Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501

Cedar Rapids – Wednesday, April 13
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Kirkwood Community College Training and Outreach Center
3375 Armar Dr., Marion, IA 52302

Dubuque – Thursday, April 14
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Northeast Iowa Community College – Conference Center 1 and 4
8342 NICC Dr., Peosta, IA 52068

Citizens and interested stakeholders may also submit comments on the website at or via email to


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