solar energy http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa Business Beat: The Economics of Early School Start Date http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-economics-early-school-start-date <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:05:07 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 27309 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: The Economics of Early School Start Date Power Companies Spar Over Solar http://iowapublicradio.org/post/power-companies-spar-over-solar <p>Advocates&nbsp; for solar power are watching an Iowa court case that pits a small Dubuque company &nbsp;against the state’s giant electric utilities.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Both sides say the case could &nbsp;eliminate&nbsp; some of the barriers to solar power in the state. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:09:44 +0000 Joyce Russell 27013 at http://iowapublicradio.org Power Companies Spar Over Solar Solar Energy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/solar-energy <p>A new state tax credit is encouraging homeowners to invest in solar energy and people throughout Iowa are already using the renewable resource.&nbsp; Ben Kieffer talks with homeowner, Steve Peterson, who has a solar system in his home, along with Dennis Pottratz, whose renewable energy company installed Steve&rsquo;s solar system. Energy Program Director for the Iowa Environmental Council, Nathaniel Baer, discusses the tax breaks.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:24:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer 4770 at http://iowapublicradio.org Solar Energy