Blog For Tag "Energy Efficiency"

  • Filtering Out the Noise and Focusing on the End Game

    posted by Steve Guyer on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 MidAmerican, Alliant and Black Hills Energy are warning that this winter our natural gas heating bills could be as much as 49% higher than last year. While analysists debate the reasoning, we explore what should really be the focus: resources we have at hand to keep electricity rates low.

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  • Who has been hidden in energy poverty?

    posted by Guest Blogger on Monday, November 15, 2021 Energy poverty is multi-faceted. Having a limited economic measurement focus can miss people who are suffering. Dr. Destenie Nock, IEC's Bright Ideas 2021 keynote, shares observations in a guest blog post.

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  • Collective Action Has Power

    posted by Raihan Amir Rashidi on Friday, May 29, 2020 Like a number of other organizations, we at 100% Iowa, a program of the Iowa Environmental Council, have been transitioning our clean energy work to the digital space. In April, we organized the online Renewable Readers: A Virtual Book Club Event, and the lessons learned remain important any day of the year.

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  • Behind the Eight Ball

    posted by Steve Guyer on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 The challenging circumstances posed by Covid-19 are certainly not easy to resolve, but it can be done. The same holds true for climate change.

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  • Water Utilities Take Steps to Protect Iowans

    posted by Alicia Vasto on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Iowa's regulators and utilities are taking steps to protect Iowans during the pandemic by implementing emergency policies.

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  • A Look Inside the Alliant Rate Case Hearing

    posted by Michael Schmidt on Friday, October 11, 2019 The Iowa Utilities Board just wrapped up a three-day hearing on the proposed changes to electric rates for Alliant Energy's Iowa affiliate, Interstate Power & Light. Alliant filed a request in March to increase its rates by $203.6 million per year. Because the regulatory process can be difficult to track, we're providing a look into what happened.

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  • Des Moines Considers Energy & Water ‘Benchmarking' Ordinance

    posted by Jordan Oster on Thursday, May 2, 2019 As part of its emissions reduction goal, Des Moines could soon join a growing number of major U.S. cities to develop a ‘benchmarking' ordinance. Under the Building Performance Policy, the city's largest buildings would track and annually report data about their energy and water consumption.

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