Summit Carbon Solutions wants to use eminent domain to build a carbon dioxide pipeline through 30 Iowa counties in northern and western Iowa, according to a permit application filed last week with the Iowa Utilities Board.
As three companies are planning CO2 pipelines in Iowa, The Gazette looked at safety records for underground pipelines already in Linn and Johnson counties.
Here’s what we know about the Coggon Solar project in Linn County, approved by Linn County supervisors on Monday and expected to break ground in March.
Supervisors Ben Rogers and Stacey Walker voted for the project, while Louie Zumbach voted against it. The approval means that about 750 acres will be rezoned from agricultural to agricultural with a renewable energy overlay that expires after 35 years.
The state has awarded $14.8 million to 4,608 residential projects and more than $26.7 million to 2,666 business installations. The average residential credit has grown from $1,850 in 2012 to $3,215 in 2021. The average business credits have increased from $7,997 to $9,990.