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Iowa's Electric Generation: Condition of the State 2023

Iowa has led the way in advancing renewable energy adoption. Still, even as our state continues to increase the amount of renewables in our generation mix, Iowa's electric utilities continue to own and operate massive coal facilities that pollute our air and water, risk our health, and increase our utility bills.

Did you know when you pay your utility bill, you're also paying an additional 200% in hidden taxes for increased health care costs & insurance premiums, increased storm damage, and lost crop income directly attributable to utility coal generation in Iowa? Your pocketbook will bear the costs as long as Iowa utilities continue to burn coal.

On September 20th, energy policy counsel Steve Guyer presented our annual Condition of the State report, outlining the opportunities and challenges to reaching 100% clean energy in Iowa.