A dark money group spent $1.25 million on TV ads in just six weeks to support bills in the Iowa legislature that would let utility companies impose new fees on homeowners and businesses that install solar panels. That group, the REAL Coalition of Iowa, was incorporated on Jan. 23, apparently to support the bills. […]
A dark money group has increased its efforts to support a bill (SF583) that would let utility companies impose new fees on homeowners and businesses that install solar panels. The REAL Coalition of Iowa was incorporated as a nonprofit on Jan. 23, apparently to support the House and Senate versions of the bill. A dark money group is a nonprofit that engages in political activity but does not disclose its funders. […]
A new program to help Johnson County and West Branch residents interested in adding solar power to their homes will hold its first public meeting on Thursday at Johnson County Health and Human Services Building. Solarize Johnson County is a collaboration between the county, six cities and the nonprofit Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA).
“First and foremost, it’s an educational effort so people can learn about solar,” said Becky Soglin, sustainability coordinator for Johnson County. “The focus is residential use.” […]
Waco Elementary in Crawfordsville, Iowa, looks like any small town schoolhouse, but something about the building sounds different. Humming behind the three-story… […]
Lighting the way to a renewable future in Iowa City, Ecopolis will host a community forum on solar power tonight at the Iowa City Public Library, featuring various… […]
Farmers Electric Cooperative and Eagle Point Solar will host the grand opening of the largest solar field in Iowa tomorrow at 10 a.m. at 1956 520th St. in rural Kalona. The solar array will house 2,900 solar panels and is […]