Posts Tagged ‘ Energy & Enviroment ’

Dems: Future Caucus tours renewable energy facilities

August 14, 2019
Dems: Future Caucus tours renewable energy facilities

Four state lawmakers who created the Iowa Future Caucus this year led a tour of renewable energy facilities, including an ethanol plant, a biodiesel plant, a wind farm and a solar energy facility.

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Dems: Future Caucus leads renewable energy tour

August 12, 2019

This Wednesday, August 14, Iowa reporters are invited to cover all or part of a tour of several Iowa renewable energy success stories. Organized by a bipartisan group of state legislators, the goal to learn how Iowa’s renewable energy industry understands its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in today's economy. 

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Dems: Lackluster state revenue projections are bad news for Iowans

December 13, 2018

"These lackluster figures (December's revenue projections) are more evidence that the Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are putting the interests of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires ahead of what’s best for working Iowans."

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Dems: 2018 End-of-Session Report

May 5, 2018

This session, we heard from thousands of Iowans who work hard but struggle to get by. They just want a decent-paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. Our job in the Legislature is to listen and work to improve the lives of everyday Iowans.

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Dems: Consumer Advocate defends successful energy efficiency programs

April 30, 2018

Energy efficiency has saved millions of dollars in energy savings and benefits all customers with lower rates. It has added thousands of jobs in energy efficiency across Iowa. ...As passed by the House, SF2311 is a utility bill good for utilities that will result ultimately in higher rates for customers.

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Dems: Comprehensive water solutions bill

February 1, 2018

State Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids has introduced comprehensive water solutions legislation that would, if enacted, provide a 15-year framework to clean up Iowa’s water and safeguard against flood and drought damage across the state.

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Dems: Water quality deserves a REAL solution

January 23, 2018

Water quality is a real problem that deserves a real solution. SF 512 fails to ensure accountability through monitoring to measure whether the state is achieving the goal of cleaner water and healthier soils.

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Dems: Legislators highlight Cedar Rapids recycling success

January 3, 2018

Before Iowa repeals the bottle bill signed by Governor Bob Ray nearly 40 years ago, it is important for legislators and the public to know how it is actually working today.

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Dems: Senator Hart hosting Iowa Water Quality Summit in DeWitt

August 1, 2017

All are invited to learn and to lend your voice to this discussion of water use and how to ensure clean water for drinking, recreation, farming and more. Share your knowledge, priorities and activities so that we all can become better informed.

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Dems: Latest state deficit figures show GOP budget is ‘out of whack’ and hurting Iowa families

July 3, 2017

 "Iowa is not in a recession. Iowa is experiencing slow revenue growth because the policies of Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are out of whack. Delaying tax refunds for Iowa families and other gimmicks will not solve this budget mess. Republicans must stop showering tens of millions on large tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations.  These…

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