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News: Iowa getting $3 million for wetland enhancement projects

The Gazette: Iowa getting $3 million for wetland enhancement projects Excerpt: The USDA announced Thursday it is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects in Iowa and 11 other states. The $3 million awarded to Iowa is being used to create wetlands covering 580 acres in the […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

Iowa Becomes Second Leading Wind Energy Producer

The American Wind Energy Association‘s fourth quarter report states that Iowa now has the second-highest wind energy capacity of any in the nation behind Texas. Iowa now has 6,212 megawatts of wind energy capacity. The state added over 500 megawatts of capacity in the fourth quarter of 2015. The report also states that there is […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

News: Iowa Ranks 12th on Energy Efficient Scorecard

News: Iowa Ranks 12th on Energy Efficient Scorecard Excerpt: This report is known as the Energy Efficient Scorecard and Iowa ranked 12th in the country for 2015, advancing two spots from last year’s rankings. The Iowa Energy Center is highlighted in the report for supporting bioenergy, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs through research and […]

Farming

What is the Renewable Fuel Standard?

Much has already been made this election cycle but it is vital as candidates from all political spectrums make comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that facts lead the conversation. It is important first to understand the history of climate protection law. The RFS began in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 as a […]

Rob Portman

News: Portman, Shaheen Keep Hope Alive on Energy-Efficiency Bill

National Journal: Portman, Shaheen Keep Hope Alive on Energy-Efficiency Bill Excerpt: Ohio Republican Rob Portman and New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen are either gluttons for punishment or close to picking the political lock that often keeps even widely supported legislation out in the cold. The coming months could bring the answer. On Wednesday the duo […]

Where to Donate Old Items

Do you have old “crap” just laying around that you hardly use anymore? Glasses, shoes, cell phones, Styrofoam… ? There are a ton of resources online to help you in your quest to be greener and one place, WhereToDonate.tumblr.com is one stop you should take a look at. I know I have a pile of […]