Loebsack to Continue “Fueling Iowa’s Economy” Tour in Clinton PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:37

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he will continue his tour of businesses that support Iowa’s farmers, rural communities and economy on FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 6th in Clinton. The Fueling Iowa’s Economy tour is making stops across Iowa’s Second District to highlight the importance of homegrown renewable fuels, as well as wind energy. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to lower the renewable fuel volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014, which will have devastating consequences in Iowa. Also, the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind is set to expire at the end of the year unless Congressional action is taken.

“Renewable, homegrown energy supports tens of thousands of jobs in Iowa alone. The cuts to the RFS that the EPA has proposed and allowing the PTC to expire will have a devastating impact on our economy. We have to stand together to opposes these reckless cuts. The RFS and PTC are meant to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and increase use of homegrown energy sources. I will fight to ensure that Iowa farmers are able to continue to move our nation on a sustainable path forward and that good jobs continue to grow in our rural areas,” said Congressman Loebsack.

The tour will continue FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th with a stop in Clinton. Loebsack previously made stops in West Burlington and Washington. Additional stops will be announced at a later date. Media are invited to attend.

Fueling Iowa’s Economy Tour

Friday, Dec 6 @ 3:00pm

Clinton County Bio Energy (CCBE)

5640 44th Ave. South, Clinton

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Wind and Iowa, smart friends
written by Peebles Squire, December 05, 2013
Rep. Loebsack is smart to promote wind energy in Iowa, a leader in not only total generating capacity, but wind power potential as well. With the 3rd highest generating power and the 7th best wind potential in the country, Iowa wind has helped to revive rural communities and create a new American manufacturing sector, supporting up to 7000 jobs in the Hawkeye state.

Fifteen manufacturers along the wind power supply chain call Iowa home, and this robust network has helped to attract over $9.8 billion in private investment to your state.

A strong renewable portfolio standard, one of the nation’s earliest, has helped drive Iowa on its path toward becoming a major innovator in new, clean energy. Companies like Facebook and Google have taken notice, and with their recent announcements to set up datacenters in Iowa, it’s clear that your early investment in wind power has paid off.

Peebles Squire
American Wind Energy Association

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