Category Archives: Air Quality

On the Radio: GPC of Muscatine facing lawsuit over environmental violations


  This week’s On the Radio segment covers the state lawsuit against GPC of Muscatine for their environmental violations. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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Iowa Senate panel approves solar energy tax credit boost


A bill that increases available state money to encourage installation of solar power systems in Iowa has passed a Senate committee and moves forward to the full Senate.

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Iowa DNR taking applications for Environmental Excellence Awards


Applications are now being taken for this year’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards are considered the state’s premier honors to recognize leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa’s water, land and air. To learn more, head over to … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Iowa’s solar energy future is looking bright


This week’s On the Radio segment covers a new report released by the Iowa Environmental Council that supports the growth of solar energy in Iowa. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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A new wind farm for Carroll County


Carroll County has been chosen as the site for a $42 million wind farm investment from New Jersey Resources –  Clean Energy Ventures. MidAmerican Energy will sell the energy produced at the wind farm under a 25-year power purchase agreement … Continue reading

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New product promises to make Whirlpool greener


Whirlpool Corporation is the first home appliance manufacturer in the world to partner with Honeywell to implement a new refrigerator insulation technology, which promises to be greener, safer and more efficient, with no effect on the consumer’s wallet. To learn … Continue reading

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Iowa House & Senate pass pro-ethanol resolution


Both the Iowa house and Senate have passed a resolution calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject its proposed rule which would reduce the amount of ethanol produced in the country. The resolution passed both the house and … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Iowa Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard 2013


This week’s On the Radio segment covers the newly updated Iowa Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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Construction begins on Wever fertilizer plant


The Iowa Fertilizer Company’s plant in Wever, Iowa will be one of the top fertilizer plants in the world. According to Dave Pearson, a director for Orascom Construction Inc., the plant will have the ability of producing 7 million tons … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Wind Energy Report


  This week’s On the Radio segment covers wind energy in Iowa, and the incentives that are soon to expire. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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