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  • Friday, November 21, 2014 2:52 PM
    Responding to a diesel fuel shortage in the state, Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday signed an emergency proclamation that suspends for up to 14 days the regulations on the hours of service for drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting diesel products.  

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 3:47 PM
    In the face of challenges from lower petroleum prices, nine advanced biofuel producers with operations in the state have sent a letter to Iowa's congressional delegation encouraging them to pass a tax package that includes key incentives for the industry before Congress' holiday adjournment. 

  • Friday, November 14, 2014 2:53 PM
    Is your building working hard enough for your business? MidAmerican Energy Co. has introduced a new commercial energy assessment program designed to assist companies of all sizes in saving money on their energy bills. 

  • Friday, November 14, 2014 10:40 AM
    Three Iowa agencies told the federal government a proposed rule that would force utilities to reduce carbon emissions should not significantly increase consumer costs or jeopardize reliability, reports DesMoinesRegister.com. 

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:59 AM
    A proposed pipeline that would carry crude oil across Iowa from the Bakken oil fields would generate significant economic benefits for Iowa and the four-state region it would cross, according to the results of a study released today. 

  • Monday, November 10, 2014 3:09 PM
    More than 33,000 Des Moines Water Works customers who've been charged an unlawful tax since spring 2013 will be receiving refunds, said utility General Manager Bill Stowe. 

  • Friday, November 07, 2014 11:01 AM
    The U.S. Department of Energy is taking grant applications for projects that use landscape design principles to incorporate cellulosic feedstock production and logistics into existing agricultural or forestry systems. 

  • Friday, November 07, 2014 10:59 AM
    Rock Island Clean Line LLC, a subsidiary of Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, has filed petitions with the Iowa Utilities Board for issuance of electric transmission line franchises in the state. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:30 AM
    The leader of an environmental group called the Citizens’ Climate Lobby says his organization has come up with a better way to tax carbon that would boost the U.S. economy while fighting greenhouse gas emissions.  

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 4:16 PM
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. on Tuesday reported a sharp drop in operating income for the third quarter, as lower fuel prices more than offset a double-digit increase in gallons of biodiesel sold. 

  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 10:46 AM
     

  • Friday, October 31, 2014 1:40 PM
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. will offer new biodiesel blends at its terminals in Mason City and Des Moines, the company announced. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, October 31, 2014 10:52 AM
    Siemens AG on Thursday announced it has signed a long-term agreement with Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy Co. to provide service and maintenance for hundreds of existing and future wind turbines in Iowa. 

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:53 PM
    Record-breaking increases in U.S. production, a resurgent Libya and Saudi Arabia lowering its prices in a bid to keep its share of Asian customers all have combined to knock oil prices down 25 percent since June, and there might be more room to fall, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. 

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:29 PM
    ExxonMobil Corp. has established a research program at Iowa State University focusing largely on the rapid heating of biomass without oxygen to produce a bio-oil and, eventually, biofuels. 


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