EPA emissions plan less strict on Iowa

Nick Fetty | June 3, 2014
Photo via Payton Chung; Flickr
Photo via Payton Chung; Flickr

A plan by the EPA to reduce carbon gas emissions would be less stringent on Iowa because of a proactive investment in renewable energies, according to an article in the Des Moines Register.

The Plans calls for power plants nationally to reduce carbon emissions by an average of 30 percent by 2030. Iowa’s rate is nearly half the national average at 16 percent. Rate reductions for neighboring states are: Missouri by 21 percent, Nebraska by 26 percent, Illinois by 33 percent, Wisconsin by 34 percent, South Dakota by 35 percent, and Minnesota by 41 percent.

This interactive map shows what percent of each state’s energy comes from coal.

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