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Iowa Utilities Board Announces Public Comment Meetings

Dec. 6, a story about MidAmerican Energy’s potential rate increase was making the news. The company is expected to file with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) in February for an electricity rate increase of 3-4 percent. In anticipation of the … Continue reading

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Vote NO on New Nuclear Power in Iowa

The 2012 legislative session is only a few days away, convening on Jan. 9.  HF561/SF390 is still active and enables utility companies to charge their ratepayers before a new nuclear reactor would produce any electricity in Iowa. MidAmerican Energy has … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs an Energy Policy

House File 561, an act relating to the permitting, licensing, construction, and operation of nuclear power generation facilities in Iowa, remains on the unfinished business calendar of the 2011 legislative session. Whether it will be debated during the 2012 session … Continue reading

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For Everyday Iowans the Game is Rigged

That former Iowa Senator Swati Dandekar was a lapdog for certain public utilities became clear while I was listening to the House of Representatives debate HF 561 in the gallery earlier this year. HF 561 is what is called a … Continue reading

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An Iowa Perspective on Coal’s Assault on Human Health

When we consider the use of coal in Iowa, there are many of us who remember the coal trucks plying the streets and alleys of our childhood, dropping loads of the black stuff down chutes leading to a basement coal … Continue reading

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