Blog Posts & Stories

The latest news, stories, & perspectives behind Iowa’s clean energy movement.

Blog Posts & Stories

The latest news, stories, & perspectives behind Iowa’s clean energy movement.

24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Goal in Iowa City Receives Broad Support

IOWA CITY — 100% Iowa City, a community-driven movement to make Iowa City the next 24/7 carbon-free energy city launched this spring to urge the City Council to commit to a path towards 100% clean electricity. After formally declaring a climate crisis in 2019, the City Council announced new emission targets, building on those established in its…

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Team Introductions: Meet Matt Ohloff

I’m beyond thrilled to join the team in the role of Clean Communities Manager. In this position, I will work with community groups, allied organizations, businesses, city officials, and more across the state to achieve equitable, just, and comprehensive clean energy and climate solutions. An example of this that has been in the works for…

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“Greenest Church in Iowa” – Unitarian Universalist Society in Coralville, Iowa

As a mission-driven religious organization, Unitarian Universalists have shared values and principles rather than being a doctrinal faith. Our seventh principle is “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” This principle compels us to take responsibility for the planet’s well-being. Inspired by this, we chose to build the…

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Des Moines carbon-free electricity goal, now a year old, was a beginning, not an end

This guest column was originally published in the Des Moines Register on 1/11/22. January 11, 2022, marks the one-year anniversary of the Des Moines City Council’s unanimous adoption of a resolution setting a goal of 24/7 carbon-free electricity by 2035. This resolution garnered national attention and instantly made the City of Des Moines a national…

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