Iowa News

The following news clips highlight Iowa involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

April 9, 2014

EPA, Energy Department Honor 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Department are honoring 127 organizations in 2014 for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. More

March 26, 2014

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Energy Department awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. More

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

September 26, 2012

USDA Announces $10 Million in Rural Smart Grid Funds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the latest in a series of funding steps to modernize rural electric generation and transmission systems, including nearly $10 million in smart grid technologies. More

July 5, 2012

Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States

The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states. More

December 7, 2011

Iowa Now Second in Nation for Wind Power

Iowa now ranks as the second in the nation for installed wind capacity. The state generates enough electricity from wind energy to power more than 900,000 homes. More

September 28, 2011

Loan Guarantees Finalized for Bio-Refinery, Geothermal, and Wind Projects

DOE has finalized three loan guarantees totaling $625 million in support of an Iowa bio-refinery, a Nevada geothermal power project, and New Hampshire's largest wind farm. More

August 16, 2011

The Iowa Utilities Board Estimates: 20% of All Energy Generated in Iowa Is from Wind

According to an estimate provided by the Iowa Utilities Board, as of January 2010, 17%-20% of all electricity generated in Iowa now comes from wind. More

June 8, 2011

New Iowa Law Boosts Biofuel and Renewable Fuels

Iowa has a new law that enhances the tax credits for biodiesel retailers, streamlines the processes for obtaining those credits, and provides incentives for biodiesel producers. More

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