From our friends at Iowa Solar Solar Energy Trade Association With the legislative session scheduled to end April 30th, it’s crucial House File 221 starts to move through the process before time runs out. HF221 would decouple Iowa’s state tax credit from the federal ITC, pay down the waitlist and raise the program cap. If no action is taken, thousands of Iowa farmers, homeowners and small businesses on the tax credit waitlist will
Join the Winneshiek Energy District’s Green Iowa Americorps team! Applications are now open for both summer and full 11 month terms. WED Americorps members provide valuable energy efficiency services to households in our community, create and facilitate family programing, remove invasive species from our community parks, and much more! Click here to apply for the program! Questions about serving at WED? Email Heidi Eger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Is every member of your household fully vaccinated against Covid-19? If so, the Green Iowa Americorps team is excited to offer you a First Step Home Energy Audit! Call our office (563) 382-4207 to schedule your appointment. We will require all applicants to complete and sign a form listing all members of a household and providing their dates and types of vaccination. An audit will be scheduled no sooner than
Register now for Howard County Energy District’s virtual energy tour, taking place Thursday April 1st (no fooling!), 7:00 to 8:15pm. “Join us to hear four great, local stories” said HCED board chair Amy Bouska. “Learn how solar helps save money (Hvitved residence), renewable geothermal energy creates jobs (Geothermal Eco Options), improved energy efficiency helps local businesses (Leutholds), and why the local Extension office just entered into a “solar power purchase agreement”
Winneshiek Energy District and Executive Director Andy Johnson have received the 2021 Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance! “This is a tremendous honor for the entire Energy District movement, and absolutely a group leadership award”, said Johnson. “Energy Districts are all about local leadership for a just, prosperous, and locally-owned clean energy future. Leaders build organizations, put boots on the ground, and keep wealth in pocketbooks and communities.
Andy Johnson, Executive Director Iowa’s solar tax credit has been critical to the growth of locally-owned solar in Winneshiek County and throughout Iowa. Thanks to oversubscription and linkage with a phasing out federal credit, its future is in jeopardy. House File 221 would pay down the wait list, raise the annual cap, and decouple from the federal credit, and needs your support! This Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association page is an excellent resource
by Matt Staver, Green Iowa Americorps 2021 may be an important year for electric vehicles. The first consumer electric pickup trucks are set to hit the market later this year. This is big news for Iowa, where trucks are the best-selling vehicle by far. In this article, I have curated a list of electric trucks that are set to be released in 2021 or 2022, and what we know about
In March, Michelle Barness from Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission, updated us on the regional EV planning study underway in Northeast Iowa. The study covers a 6 county area and looks at current market trends, charging infrastructure needs, models for public charging, and even EV job training programs! WED is excited to be a partner on this study. EVs are experiencing an exponentially increasing share of the vehicle market. Winneshiek