Blog For Tag "climate change"

  • Community Power to Address Climate Change in Iowa City

    posted by Raihan Amir Rashidi on Monday, October 4, 2021 IEC staffers Raihan Rashidi and Ingrid Gronstal reflect on their participation in the Iowa City Climate Fest and how important community is in addressing climate change goals.

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  • Gas Companies Want to Profit Off Iowans

    posted by Michael Schmidt on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 The gas industry is trying to save itself at the expense of Iowans. HF 555 and SF 455 would prop up the methane and propane gas industries by creating special protections for out-of-state gas imports.

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  • Excitement Building for Bright Ideas Keynote, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

    posted by Kristen Weaverling on Monday, September 28, 2020 IEC will welcome well-known climate activist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson at the Bright Ideas event on 10/7. Her recent work has garnered national attention and staff is getting excited to hear her speak at our event.

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  • Renewable Energy and the Next Generation

    posted by Raihan Amir Rashidi on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 100% Iowa hosted a Renewable Readers book reading for kids this summer, reading the book "Energy Island." The young readers discussed the book, ways to bring those ideas into their homes, and their thoughts on the importance of our clean energy future.

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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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  • It's a Wonderful Life - IEC Style

    posted by Jennifer Terry on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 A friend asked the other day “Have you ever thought about what it would happen if IEC went away? What wouldn't be protected if there were no IEC?” On Giving Tuesday Now, Executive Director Jennifer Terry reflects on this idea.

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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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  • Farmland Ownership and Wind Energy

    posted by on Friday, February 15, 2019 With a few searches online, it is easy to get a taste of the contentious issue of wind turbines. But in recent years, wind energy has become the lowest cost source of new electricity – even without tax incentives. And the additional income source from wind easements can be significant for landowners. Where is the divide?

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