renewable energy http://iowapublicradio.org en The True Cost of Energy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/true-cost-energy <p>"Cheap energy isn't cheap."</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:50:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe & croth 44391 at http://iowapublicradio.org The True Cost of Energy Air Quality Concerns: Are Coal Plants to Blame? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/air-quality-concerns-are-coal-plants-blame <p>For decades, U.S. climate change policy has amounted to, "Do as I say, not as I do." However, this week President Obama announced its boldest step yet to reduce carbon emissions. The President wants to reduce carbon emission from power plants by 30% by the year 2030.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, what these guidelines mean for Iowa.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:22:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 41778 at http://iowapublicradio.org Air Quality Concerns: Are Coal Plants to Blame? Miscanthus: Crop of the Future? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/miscanthus-crop-future <p></p><p>It could be Iowa’s next energy crop: a relative of sugar cane, that looks like bamboo. It’s about to become much more abundant in a state dominated by corn and soybeans.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 40157 at http://iowapublicradio.org Miscanthus: Crop of the Future? Bringing in the Harvest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bringing-harvest <p>Pam Johnson has just wrapped up a term as president of the National Corn Growers Association. She and her husband and two sons farm in Floyd County in North Iowa. Johnson testified in July before a U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy about the need to continue the Renewable Fuels Standard for ethanol.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:05:58 +0000 Pat Blank 31246 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bringing in the Harvest Iowa Wind Industry Leaders Praise Extension of Tax Credit http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-wind-industry-leaders-praise-extension-tax-credit <p></p><p></p><p>The “Fiscal Cliff” bill signed by President Obama includes renewal tax credits for wind energy. Iowa is third in the nation for wind power production.</p><p>Wind energy companies here claim the incentives are essential for the growth of the industry. Harold Prior is the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.iowawindenergy.org/">Iowa Wind Energy Association</a>. He says as the deadline approached without guaranteed renewal, investors were hesitant to start projects.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:01:54 +0000 Clare Roth 12823 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Wind Industry Leaders Praise Extension of Tax Credit