UI’s Urban and Regional Planning students help Dubuque assess renewable energy options

Dubuque, Iowa. Photo by yark64, Flickr.

With Alliant Energy’s Dubuque Power Plant closing by 2015, University of Iowa’s Urban and Regional Planning graduate students are working with the city of Dubuque to figure out renewable energy options.

Some of the renewable energy options include ground source heat pumps, solar, wind and biomass.

Another part of the project focuses on linking local food producers to four of the colleges in the area.

Read more about the Dubuque projects here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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