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Iowa Environmental Voice

As of Nov. 17, 2015, the Iowa Environmental Council's blog, now the Iowa Environmental Voice, is hosted here on the Iowa Environmental Council's website.

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  • Wind Energy Generates Big Benefits for Iowa Counties

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Thursday, February 16, 2017 We have looked at four counties in some detail where wind turbines have been installed for some time, including Buena Vista, Pottawattamie, Carroll, and Franklin. The results so far show that wind energy already provides a major contribution to these counties and supports infrastructure and services that county residents use every day.

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  • 7 Tips for Success at a Legislative Forum

    posted by on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Legislative forums, held across the state each week, are the best opportunity to raise these issues. We have provided you with tips and sample questions that will help you be a successful advocate.

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  • Iowa Ranked as Top State for Businesses Interested in Renewable Energy

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Iowa's leadership on clean energy sparked another top ranking in a recent national report. The Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index has ranked Iowa #1 overall among states for facilitating business purchases or ownership and production of renewable energy. Iowa's top score beat neighboring Illinois as well as New Jersey, California, and Texas in the top five.

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  • 5 Victories to be proud of in 2016

    posted by on Monday, December 19, 2016 IEC, its members and partners have a lot to be proud of when looking back on 2016. Here are a few victories in particular to take note of as this year draws to a close.

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  • Announcing Our 2017 Legislative Priorities

    posted by Kerri Johannsen on Friday, December 16, 2016 We are excited to announce the legislative priorities we have developed in partnership with our members, our member organizations and our board for the 2017 legislative session. With your help, we can make Iowa a safer, healthier and more beautiful state!

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  • Alliant Approval Advances Iowa's Wind Leadership

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Thursday, October 27, 2016 The Iowa Utilities Board has approved Alliant Energy's 500 MW wind project, continuing Iowa's significant wind energy progress in 2016.

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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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  • Advancing Iowa's Largest Wind Project

    posted by Nathaniel Baer on Thursday, June 30, 2016 This spring, MidAmerican Energy announced a project proposal to build 2,000 megawatts of wind energy. If approved and built, Wind XI would help keep Iowa on a path to exceed 40% wind energy in Iowa by 2020. While the project offers significant economic and environmental benefits and has strong support from state leaders, approval from the Iowa Utilities Board is not a given.

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  • 2016 Legislative Takeaways

    posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 The Iowa Legislature adjourned for the year early Friday evening after a series of last-minute negotiations. While we were pleased to see increased awareness and recognition of the need to significantly expand support for Iowa's water, land and continued clean energy growth this session, we are frustrated by the Legislature's ultimate lack of meaningful action.

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