IOWA CLEAN
ENERGY FACTS

Iowa’s transition to 100% clean energy includes wind, solar, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. These technologies benefit our environment, economy, health and quality of life.

IOWA CLEAN
ENERGY FACTS

Iowa’s transition to 100% clean energy includes wind, solar, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. These technologies benefit our environment, economy, health and quality of life.

WIND FACTS

Iowa was the first state to generate more than 30% of electricity from wind energy.

Wind is clean, renewable, benefits Iowa’s farmers and economy, attracts business to the state, and helps keep prices low.

By 2020, property tax payments from wind to counties will reach $120 million annually.

The wind industry supports between 9,000 and 10,000 jobs in Iowa.

Every major part of a wind turbine is manufactured in Iowa (blades, towers, and nacelles).

SOLAR FACTS

Solar is an important complement to wind, producing best at peak times.

Solar installations are found in all 99 counties, benefitting individuals, businesses, farmers, churches and local governments.

“Solar Installer” is predicted to be the fastest-growing job in the U.S. between 2016 and 2026.

Iowa had an estimated 850 solar jobs in 2018.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FACTS

We waste a lot of energy in Iowa: by investing in more efficient buildings, lighting and processes we can reduce electricity and natural gas use.

Iowa was ranked a disappointing 23rd in the nation in energy efficiency by ACEEE in 2019.

Iowans in all 99 counties are employed in the energy efficiency industry, from HVAC contractors to homebuilders, energy auditors to manufacturing facilities and retailers.

Reducing energy waste helps people control their energy costs, helps low-income individuals and families pay their bills, and makes housing safer and more comfortable.

Energy efficiency keeps our air and water clean by preventing burning of dirty fossil fuels.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE FACTS

Transportation accounted for the largest portion of total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. in 2017.

Iowa nearly tripled the amount of all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles from 2016 to the end of 2018.

Iowa must expand the network of electric vehicle charging stations to facilitate the growth of the electric vehicle market in the state.

WIND FACTS

Iowa was the first state to generate more than 30% of electricity from wind energy.

Wind is clean, renewable, benefits Iowa’s farmers and economy, attracts business to the state, and helps keep prices low.

By 2020, property tax payments from wind to counties will reach $120 million annually.

The wind industry supports between 9,000 and 10,000 jobs in Iowa.

Every major part of a wind turbine is manufactured in Iowa (blades, towers, and nacelles).

SOLAR FACTS

Solar is an important complement to wind, producing best at peak times.

Solar installations are found in all 99 counties, benefitting individuals, businesses, farmers, churches and local governments.

“Solar Installer” is predicted to be the fastest-growing job in the U.S. between 2016 and 2026.

Iowa had an estimated 850 solar jobs in 2018.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FACTS

We waste a lot of energy in Iowa: by investing in more efficient buildings, lighting and processes we can reduce electricity and natural gas use.

Iowa was ranked a disappointing 23rd in the nation in energy efficiency by ACEEE in 2019.

Iowans in all 99 counties are employed in the energy efficiency industry, from HVAC contractors to homebuilders, energy auditors to manufacturing facilities and retailers.

Reducing energy waste helps people control their energy costs, helps low-income individuals and families pay their bills, and makes housing safer and more comfortable.

Energy efficiency keeps our air and water clean by preventing burning of dirty fossil fuels.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE FACTS

Transportation accounted for the largest portion of total greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. in 2017.

Iowa nearly tripled the amount of all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles from 2016 to the end of 2018.

Iowa must expand the network of electric vehicle charging stations to facilitate the growth of the electric vehicle market in the state.