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Iowa’s Next Energy Frontier: Harnessing the Sun

Iowa is a wind energy superpower, second only to Texas in total wind generation. The Hawkeye State generates enough wind energy to power nearly two million homes and employ more than 9,000 up and down the wind energy supply chain. But on Wednesday, Governor Kim Reynolds called attention the next big clean energy job creator ...

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Clean Energy Advocates Propose a Better Deal for Michigan Ratepayers

DTE gas plant proposal locks in fossil fuel risks for Michigan customers Yesterday, Michigan investor-owned utility DTE Energy filed a request for a certificate of necessity (CON) at the state Commission seeking approval to build a 1,100 MW, billion dollar gas-fired gas plant. In response, advocates representing clean energy stakeholders announced plans to intervene in ...


Net Metering

Like rollover minutes for a cell phone, net metering gives solar energy customers full credit on their utility bills for the excess clean power they contribute to the grid.

This simple billing arrangement is one of the most important state policies for helping Americans generate their own power from the sun. By encouraging private investment in local solar power, it’s creating jobs, reducing utility costs, and building a cleaner energy future for us all.