Iowa has formulated a new energy strategy that envisions electric car-charging stations across the state, anaerobic digesters that turn animal waste to energy, and top state and federal researchers finding ways to store wind and solar energy. The plan, unveiled in mid-December, maps out a path for Iowa’s energy needs over the next decade. It provides 45 recommendations ranging from modernizing the state’s electric power grid to improving state tax credits for solar energy. Iowa currently gets about 30 percent of its electricity from wind generation and is the leading producer of ethanol and biodiesel.

– via the Des Moines Register / Donnelle Eller

 

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