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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:37 PM
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told about 300 people at a Des Moines conference this week that the federal government will spend $700 million in 21 states, including Iowa, to deal with avian flu issues, the Quad City Times reported.  

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:54 AM
    Three Iowa landowners have sued the Iowa Utilities Board, contending Dakota Access should not be allowed to use eminent domain to get access to land for a planned 1,134-mile Bakken oil pipeline that would run through South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. 

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 4:15 PM
    Alden-based Summit Farms, which began 25 years ago as a 300-acre corn and soybean operation in Hardin County, has changed its name to Summit Agricultural Group, CEO Bruce Rastetter announced. 

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 4:15 PM
    Gov. Terry Branstad and his top aides sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today supporting a renewable fuel standard that would help Iowa's ethanol and biodiesel industries. 

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 10:58 AM
    The Iowa Energy Center is sponsoring a free webinar hosted by the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education on community solar projects.  

    Monday, July 27, 2015 10:55 AM
    Officials with 13 major companies, among them the parent company of MidAmerican Energy Co., will join Obama administration officials at the White House today to launch what they call the "American Business Act on Climate Pledge," USA Today reported. 

    Friday, July 24, 2015 10:54 AM
    Des Moines Water Works plans to raise rates for businesses and residents by about 10 percent next April, the largest increase of the past several years. 

    Friday, July 24, 2015 10:47 AM
    Des Moines Water Works plans to raise rates for businesses and residents by about 10 percent next April, the largest increase of the past several years. 

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:50 AM
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Wednesday that it has expanded its line of credit agreement with Wells Fargo Capital Finance LLC from $40 million to $60 million. 

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:16 AM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership is offering to help negotiate a settlement in the Des Moines Water Works' water-quality lawsuit against three rural Iowa counties, said Jay Byers, CEO of the Partnership. 

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:44 PM
    Iowans could save $3.6 billion on electricity bills through 2050 if the state continues to aggressively pursue wind energy, the American Wind Energy Association reported today. 

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:51 AM
    U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett has set Aug. 8, 2016, as the start of proceedings in Des Moines Water Works' lawsuit against three northwest Iowa counties the utility claims should be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act because of heavy nitrate pollution. 

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 10:50 AM
    DuPont today announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co. Ltd. to begin the development of China's first cellulosic ethanol manufacturing plant, located in Siping City, Jilin province, China.  

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:16 PM
    MidAmerican Energy topped J.D. Power's rankings of customer satisfaction in the large utility section for an eighth consecutive year, the company reported. 

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015 3:16 PM
    Alliant Energy has settled a case involving excess pollution emissions, signing an agreement with Sierra Club, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Iowa and Linn County. 

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