DES MOINES, IOWA (April 22, 2020) — The Iowa Environmental Council, the state’s largest non-profit environmental coalition, today released the publication of Iowa’s Road to 100% Renewable — an analysis of the renewable energy growth needed to reach 100% renewable electricity in Iowa by 2050.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 20, 2019) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources released the draft 2018 303(d) Impaired Waters List for the state of Iowa on November 14. The list is comprised of lakes, wetlands, streams, and rivers that do not meet state water quality standards for designated uses. 

 

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 26, 2019) — More than 100 community and business leaders from around the state gathered for the Bright Ideas Breakfast at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines for a morning program on clean energy opportunities for Iowa, exploring how investment and policy efforts in energy efficiency, electrification, and renewable development improves the economy and the environment.  

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 16, 2019)  An analysis of implementation rates of conservation practices identified in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) reveals that participation is stalling, despite optimistic messaging in the 2017-2018 annual NRS progress report.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 10, 2019) — 200 Iowans will gather at Pro H2O in Des Moines this Thursday, June 13, to celebrate and honor those making a difference to clean and protect Iowa's waters.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 11, 2019) — The EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a rule change to the “Waters of the US” definition that threatens the Clean Water Act.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 28, 2019) — The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) on Monday issued an order approving Alliant Energy's five-year energy efficiency plan with few modifications. The approval of Alliant's plan is the end result of Senate File 2311, legislation passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2018 that severely restricted what the IUB could require utilities to spend on programs to help customers reduce energy usage.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 19, 2019) — A coalition of two dozen environmental and conservation organizations and more than 100 Iowans will assemble at the Iowa State Capitol on Thursday, March 21, to call on legislators to support sustainable funding for Iowa's environment this legislative session.

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