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  • Friday, January 13, 2017 11:19 AM
    Corn ethanol releases 43 percent fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline, making the renewable fuel greener than the federal government initially estimated, a study released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows.

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 3:34 PM
    MidAmerican Energy today announced plans to build new wind farms in Boone, Greene and Mahaska counties as the first project sites for its previously announced Wind XI project.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:09 AM
    A group of former state legislative leaders will lead a new coalition focusing on energy issues in Iowa.

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:58 AM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of up to $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program. 

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:19 AM
    Sioux City Council members gave favorable reviews Monday to a $9.3 million project that will allow the city to capture, clean and compress gas at its wastewater treatment plant, then sell it as renewable fuel.

  • Monday, January 09, 2017 11:26 AM
    MidAmerican Energy Co. is warning customers of a utility payment telephone scam in Greater Des Moines. 

  • Friday, January 06, 2017 4:34 PM
    Iowa ag entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter this week said the proposed merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical Co. would be bad for farmers, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • 17 Industry Trends for 2017
    Friday, January 06, 2017 6:00 AM

    More vertical building. An escalation of the gig economy. Pay as you go mobility. A shift to affordable housing. And yes, it’s time for you to get “phygital” — we promise it’s a real trend and not a new disease.

    These are just five of the trends our expects are predicting for 2017. This year we’ve asked 17 industry experts to provide 17 trends that you can expect to see and hear about in the new year. 

  • Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:22 PM
    Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack will join the U.S. Dairy Export Council after leaving his job as U.S. agriculture secretary later this month, according to a report from Agri-Pulse, a Washington farm publication.

  • Thursday, January 05, 2017 7:56 AM
    Iowa landowners have an extra 115,000 acres available in the federal Conservation Reserve Program for critical wildlife habitat and water quality efforts.

  • Thursday, January 05, 2017 7:56 AM
    Data Power Technology Corp. Nebraska, Integrated Energy Solutions, DPT Mechanical and Data Power Technology Corp. Iowa in Urbandale have announced they will merge as DPT Cos. Inc.

  • 60 Lessons Learned in 2016
    Friday, December 30, 2016 6:00 AM
    2016 was quite the year. If you’re like me, you learned a few things this year, perhaps had some former truths challenged, and maybe had an epiphany or two along the way. 

  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 2:41 PM
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has delayed its Fee Advisory Groups meeting to Feb. 8 to gather more information on the draft budget.

  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 2:41 PM
    The Carlisle City Council this week approved the regional water trails plan and a grant of up to $4,868 for a related engineering study.

  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 8:50 AM
    The endangered Indiana bat will gain nearly 30 acres of protected habitat under the terms of a proposed development agreement that would lead to the construction of the southern leg of Grand Prairie Parkway from Raccoon River Road to the border of Dallas and Madison counties in West Des Moines.

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