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EPA proposes rules for year-round E15

3/18/2019

Iowa lawmakers and biofuel advocates cheered last week after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) followed through on its promise, and fulfilled President Donald Trump’s mandate, to propose rules for year-round sales of E15.

EPA issues more RFS waivers

3/18/2019

Biofuel supporters say the waivers destroy demand for ethanol and biodiesel.

Week of March 11 fuel and energy price update

3/14/2019

As of Tuesday, March 12, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.48 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.10 higher than last week and the same price as one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.51, up $.07 from last week’s price.

Proposed Alliant Energy Rates

3/13/2019

The Iowa Utilities Board is considering a petition filed by Alliant Energy requesting an adjustment to the electric and gas rates charged to its customers. The process will take ten months and public comments are being accepted by the Board.

Developer proposes a 350-mile underground transmission line to carry wind energy from rural Iowa to Chicago

3/12/2019

A development company wants to build a 349-mile underground transmission line that would carry renewable energy from wind-rich rural Iowa to high-demand eastern U.S. cities.

E15 rule takes a small step forward

3/11/2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its proposal for year-round sales of E15 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review last week

Week of March 4 fuel and energy price update

3/6/2019

As of Tuesday, March 5, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.38 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.04 higher than last week and $.12 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.44, up $.03 from last week’s price.

EPA pledges to meet summer E15 deadline

3/4/2019

Top Trump administration of­ficials said last week the rules to allow year-round sales of E15 should be ready by June 1, the date when sharp restrictions on the sale of the fuel blend have normally kicked in.

Axne outlines ag and rural priorities

3/4/2019

Cindy Axne recently began her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Iowa’s third district, which covers Des Moines, Council Bluffs and much of southwest Iowa.

Iowa House panel moves ahead with electric vehicle fees

2/28/2019

They don’t want to discourage the production or use of electric vehicles, but lawmakers see a need to protect the Road Use Tax Fund that, in large part, pays for construction and maintenance of Iowa roads.

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