Blog For Tag "carbon pollution"

  • Facing Down Climate Change: Changing Fear to Hope and Action

    posted by Angelisa Belden on Friday, April 15, 2022 It is clear our climate is changing. Drought, floods, derechos, extreme weather – Iowa has experienced it all… and just in the last 5 years. As a citizen of this planet, and a mom with two young children, this work is incredibly personal and incredibly important to me. It can be hard to face, but there are many reasons to hope.

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  • How to save Iowans billions and reduce CO2 by 90%

    posted by Michael Schmidt on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 The Iowa Utilities Board has a stark question before it: should it put customers' needs first and require MidAmerican to take action that can save customers as much as $5 billion dollars and reduce CO2 emissions by 90 percent?

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  • Tiny Trees Make a Big Difference

    posted by Guest Blogger on Friday, October 29, 2021 City Forester for the City of Des Moines, Shane McQuillan, shares his excitement for the tiny tree program and seeing non-profits work together to build the urban canopy in Des Moines.

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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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  • 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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  • Alliant's 2019 Rate Case: Time to Kick Expensive Coal

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Thursday, August 8, 2019 The Iowa Environmental Council and Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) filed testimony from five expert witnesses last week identifying a wide range of significant concerns with Alliant's proposal. One of our biggest findings: coal no longer makes economic sense in Iowa.

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  • Wind XI will be Largest Wind Project in US

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Monday, August 29, 2016 The Council applauds the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) for approving Wind XI, a 2,000 MW wind energy proposal announced by MidAmerican Energy this April. According to the utility, once completed, Wind XI will be the largest wind energy project in the US, powering approximately 800,000 homes.

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  • Council Applauds Alliant Energy Wind Announcement

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 The Council applauds today's wind energy announcement by Alliant Energy, which builds on Iowa's strong wind energy momentum and positions the state to reach several key clean energy milestones.

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  • Voices of Support for the Clean Power Plan in Court

    posted on Friday, April 8, 2016 A diverse group of allies voiced support for the Clean Power Plan last week, as the legal battle surrounding the environmental regulation continues to play out in court.

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