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An Energy Revolution

A recent article at Nuclear News reminds us the world is on the cusp of an energy revolution. “The cost of renewables like solar and cell batteries for electric vehicles are making the carbon-based economy obsolete, with the turning point … Continue reading

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Going Solar In Iowa

(Editor’s Note: This is an update of a previous post on solar energy). Climate Reality Leadership Corps founder and former vice president Al Gore gave his slide show, an updated version of the one used in the film An Inconvenient … Continue reading

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Bakken Pipeline Resistance Iowa Meetings

(Editor’s Note: Cheryl Valenta, Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition, announced three informational meetings in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls and Iowa City about the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline proposed to the Iowa Utilities Board in January). Have you heard about the proposed … Continue reading

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Ed Fallon On The Iowa Bakken Oil Pipeline

Blog for Iowa caught up with Ed Fallon in Iowa City at a March 11 fundraiser for his Iowa Pipeline Walk along the proposed route of the Dakota Access oil pipeline from the Bakken shale formation through Iowa to Illinois. … Continue reading

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Keystone XL And The U.S. Senate

During the run-up to the Nov. 18 vote on S-2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, I messaged Senators Tom Harkin and Chuck Grassley, asking them to vote no. Harkin voted no, Grassley yes. Senator Grassley sent along … Continue reading

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Iowa's Nuclear Challenge

Carolyn Heising doesn’t get it about nuclear power. Iowans don’t want more of it, and there is a nascent movement to shut down the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo for good when the ten-year extension of its license from … Continue reading

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End Nuclear Power Subsidies In Iowa

(Editor’s Note: The following letter from Michael Mariotte, president of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service arrived this week, reminding us of common ground with conservatives who would end government subsidies to the nuclear power industry. Iowa’s own nuclear plant … Continue reading

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Obstruction Of Climate Change Mitigation in Coal Country

Leadership on what matters most for our future will come from outside the United States. It’s not that Americans are bad people— for the most part, we aren’t. However, many of us have mistaken the advancement of bad ideas as … Continue reading

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How Many More Floods Will It Take?

by Senator Joe Bolkcom As we commemorate the fifth anniversary of the historic 2008 floods and look back on the amazing amount of recovery work that has taken place in communities across Iowa, our recent extreme rains tell us more … Continue reading

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Iowa Farmers Oppose Nuclear Power

WILTON—About 65 people gathered at the Wilton Community Center last night to view a screening of the documentary, “The Atomic States of America,” hosted by the group Saving America’s Farmland and Environment (S.A.F.E.). Attendees also heard an update from two … Continue reading

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