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Modernizing Iowa’s Electric Power Grid

Modernizing Iowa’s Electric Power Grid

Iowa’s new energy plan: More renewable energy, stronger power grid The Des Moines Register, December 21, 2016 Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released the broad energy report Wednesday that looks at Iowa’s energy needs over the next decade. It provided 45 recommendations ranging from modernizing the state’s electric power grid to improving state tax credits for


Head of Iowa Utilities Board Halts Energy Center Funding

Lisa Markowski for Zondits, November 17, 2015. Image credit: tanakawho The chairperson of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has delayed $4 million in funding for renewable energy research pending response to her questions about the Iowa Energy Center’s operations. Geri Huser may be violating a law that says these funds must go to the research center,

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Iowa’s Public Universities Ramp up Energy Conservation Efforts

Lisa Markowski for Zondits, April 10, 2015 The University of Iowa (UI) plans to increase the “smart” scheduling changes enacted for 10 weeks last summer in select campus buildings to save energy. The program adjusts summertime classroom scheduling to concentrate the occupied space on campus to reduce cooling needs. The school started by eliminating evening