Charting Our Own Course: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities, December 2008

(2008) Charting Our Own Course: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities, December 2008. Office of Energy Independence


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The Office of Energy Independence presents Iowa’s second annual energy independence plan, which highlights accomplishments achieved thus far and makes recommendations for the coming year. This plan shows that Iowa has made significant progress in building the foundation for reaching energy independence in just the past year. Continued investment and further efforts will enable Iowa to push toward even greater advances, while creating new jobs and diversifying local economies. With those aims in mind, the state has been investing extensively in the new energy economy. One important example is the Iowa Power Fund, an annual appropriation from the Iowa General Assembly administered by the Office of Energy Independence. In less than one year, the Office has received more than 160 project applications totaling more than $308 million in requests. The projects approved thus far will help advance Iowa’s wind and solar industries, foster new energy efficiency practices, and develop the bio fuels industry for a more economically and environmentally sustainable future. Iowa’s position as a leader in the new energy economy is dependent on the success of the Power Fund, and on the success of this plan. This plan clearly states that Iowa must boldly pursue a strong position in the emerging energy economy worldwide.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Energy, Iowa Power Fund, Iowa
Subjects: Utilities and communications > Energy resources > Alternative energy resources
Business and industry > Economic development
Business and industry > Economic forecasts
Utilities and communications > Energy resources
ID Code: 7463
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 15 Jul 2009 19:57
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2009 19:57