IOWA CLEAN
ENERGY FACTS

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

WIND FACTS

Iowa is a national leader in wind energy, producing the highest percentage of electricity by wind of any state – 60%.

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

In 2020, wind projects generated approximately $69 million in tax revenue and $78 million annually in lease payments to landowners in Iowa.

The wind industry directly employed 3,909 Iowans in 2019, including manufacturing, operations and maintenance, and engineering professionals

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.

In 2019, solar jobs grew faster in Iowa than in any other Midwest state, at 16.5%. Nationally, solar installers are the third fastest-growing occupation, behind wind technicians and nurses.

Iowa had an estimated 870 solar jobs in 2019.

Iowa ranks 16th among U.S. states in the technical potential for solar energy production. This puts Iowa ahead of states such as Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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 36th in the nation in energy efficiency by ACEEE in 2020, falling sharply from 23rd the year prior.

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 2020, having surpassed emissions from electricity in 2016.

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 is a national leader in wind energy, producing the highest percentage of electricity by wind of any state – 60%.

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

In 2020, wind projects generated approximately $69 million in tax revenue and $78 million annually in lease payments to landowners in Iowa.

The wind industry directly employed 3,909 Iowans in 2019, including manufacturing, operations and maintenance, and engineering professionals

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.

In 2019, solar jobs grew faster in Iowa than in any other Midwest state, at 16.5%. Nationally, solar installers are the third fastest-growing occupation, behind wind technicians and nurses.

Iowa had an estimated 870 solar jobs in 2019.

Iowa ranks 16th among U.S. states in the technical potential for solar energy production. This puts Iowa ahead of states such as Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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 36th in the nation in energy efficiency by ACEEE in 2020, falling sharply from 23rd the year prior.

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 2020, having surpassed emissions from electricity in 2016.

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.