Clean Energy and Conservation
Cody Smith, Policy Associate at the Center for Rural Affairs, works on midwest policies that help amplify the positive effects of clean energy.
There are many opportunity to combine clean, renewable energy infrastructure with beneficial habitat for native species. Whether planting pollinator habitat under solar panels, creating migratory bird corridors along transmission lines, or improving habitat around wind turbines, there are lots of exciting ways to link clean energy and conservation!
- Pdf of Presentation
- Native Vegetation and Iowa Solar Projects
- Pollinator Friendly Native Seed Supply
- Iowa Solar Siting Guide
- Prairie Strips and Transmission Corridors
- Investments in Transmission Enable Growth in Renewables