This year’s GIA team is small but mighty! Max has been working with WED since June and Maddi joined us in December. Since the start of their terms, the team has been completing energy efficiency efforts and volunteering around our community. With COVID numbers back up, the team has been focusing their efficiency efforts on Bright Boxes. These boxes of custom packed lightbulbs offer households in our community high energy
Maddi MacDonald, Green Iowa Americorps Logistics Coordinator On January 18th, 2022, Steve Falck from Environmental Law and Policy Center joined Clean Energy District of Iowa’s Executive Director, Andy Johnson to discuss this year’s state and federal policy priorities. Bills proposed last year are still working their way through the legislatures. Current Energy Policy in Iowa: Residential Solar Tax Credit Many Iowan’s are still advocating for funding the tax credit waiting
Andy Johnson, Executive Director The City of Decorah’s Municipal Electric Utility Task Force (TF) is charged with a community engagement and learning process, and commissioning a new or updated feasibility study. In order to avoid the divisiveness of competing studies, the TF requested a comprehensive data set from Alliant twice during 2021, and was twice denied. The City then submitted a “Customer Transparency Request” to the Iowa Utilities Board through
Joel Zook, Energy Planner 2022 started off with an announcement from Ford that it will double production of its Ford Lightning to 150,000 vehicles per year. Ford revealed the Ford F150 Lightning in May of 2021, with preorders available for vehicles rolling off the line in spring 2022. The decision to increase production was likely due to the popularity of the newly launched EV and the large number of reservation.