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Green coalition unveils statewide renewable energy plan

July 11, 2012
Author: ELEANOR MARSHALL

Maureen McCue, the coordinator for Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, said improving sustainable infrastructure not only makes for a healthier economy, it betters the well-being of Iowans themselves. The Iowa Renewable Energy Jobs 2020 unveiled a new plan Tuesday to fight just that — pushing to create 20,000 jobs and save consumers $1 billion statewide each year in energy costs by the year 2020 through development of renewable energy in Iowa. The initiative also calls for 40 percent of Iowa's energy to come from renewable sources, no ratepayer financing for nuclear energy, and more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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