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IOWA IDEAS 2019
OCTOBER 3-4 CEDAR RAPIDS

To provide a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience

designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

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CONFERENCE RECAP

The game-changing spark Iowa's solar industry needs could be in Louisa County

Less than 1 percent of Central Iowa Power Cooperative's energy comes from the sun, not all that rare in a state with less tha...

Iowans use a lot of energy. Here's how much.

As Iowa's population has grown, so, too, has the state's demand for energy....

Wind turbines haven't been universally welcomed by everyone in Iowa

In Fayette County, Catherine Miller knows firsthand that, while wind turbines are touted by many as a source of local revenue...

Dakota Access Pipeline, 18 months later

Arlene Bates' Story County farm field has a noticeable depression where the Dakota Access Pipeline is buried....

Iowa water quality work needs more money, emphasis

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa is making incremental progress in improving the state's water quality, but the funding being dedicated to...

More sun, more wind — But will their success hurt the power grid?

North of Kalona, near the unincorporated Johnson County community of Frytown, a small electric cooperative has established it...

Researcher: Tweaking farming practices could have big water quality impact

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ending two farming practices would reduce harmful nitrates in Iowa's rivers and streams by 10 to 20 percent in...

Climate change affecting Iowans now

CEDAR RAPIDS - While the topic of climate change continues to be debated across the nation, scientists at an Iowa Ideas panel...

An unclear path for outdoor recreation in Iowa

ELKADER - A 15-foot tall wall of limestone topped by a tree canopy looms on the opposite bank of the Turkey River as one by o...

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