Tag: iowa

Iowa Puts Wind Turbines On A Diet

Building wind turbines that are more reliable, more robust and less expensive depends, in part, on making wind turbine components that weigh less and last longer. A recent award [PDF] from the Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development… Read More
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Green Library Shows Patrons How It Saves

Green libraries have been springing up all over the country in recent years, from New York to Los Angeles, and even smack dab in the middle of the county in Grinnell, Iowa. This building, which earned LEED Gold status in… Read More

Energy Research Boost For Iowa Universities

Iowa could be the next up-and-coming state research center for renewable energy technologies. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $20 million to Iowa‘s public universities to help build the state’s research capacity in renewable energy and energy efficiency over… Read More

Wind Energy Program Offered At Iowa College

The University of Iowa will soon offer an undergraduate program in wind energy, thanks to funding from a new grant. The Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development made the grant award of $99,156 to university professor David Bennett.… Read More

Wind Power Booming In Iowa

A major expansion in wind-power capacity is under way in Iowa. Siemens Energy, Mortenson Construction and MidAmerican Energy recently completed the expansion of MidAmerican Energy’s wind-power plant near Pomeroy, the first phase of a larger expansion project that will ultimately… Read More

Iowa Gets Green Energy Tech Learning Center

Students of all ages now have a new place in downtown Davenport, Iowa in which to learn about green energy and technology. Eastern Iowa Community College District has opened the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center in downtown. According to… Read More
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Energy Efficiency On The Rampage In Iowa

Live in Iowa? Ankeny, Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines, specifically? Your local government wants you to know about all the energy-efficient retrofits and purchasing decisions they’ve made with your hard-earned cash, which is why they created a website… Read More