Energy

  • ‘Vote-rigging’ steals the show

    - Oct 20, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthewmjack@gmail.com Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump doubled-down on rhetoric that sowed seeds of doubt among American voters about the legitimacy of the 2016 election during the third and final presidential debate on Oct....
  • Trump headlines Ernst fundraiser

    - Aug 27, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump headlined the second annual Roast and Ride fundraiser hosted by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Saturday, painting a Republican party embodying unity and hope....
  • Sanders launches progressive advocacy group

    - Aug 24, 2016
    By Matthew Jack | matthew-jack@uiowa.edu From the ashes of his Democratic nomination bid, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has established a new non-profit organization, Our Revolution, to carry the momentum from his supporters to elect progressive candidates...
  • Iowa regulators approve controversial pipeline

    - Mar 10, 2016
    By DI Staff The Iowa Utilities Board approved a crude-oil pipeline on March 10 that would cut across several of the state’s counties. The project has become a stage for arguments about eminent domain and climate...
  • New fuel options at the pump? Loebsack says yes

    - Mar 3, 2016
    The Iowa City Democrat reintroduced legislation this week that would help expand electric-vehicle charging stations and biofuels at traditional U.S. gas stations.   By Quentin Misiag | quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack this week reintroduced federal legislation aimed at implementing biofuels...
  • 2000-page omnibus bill includes wind-credit extension

    - Dec 21, 2015
    A 2,000-plus page congressional bill unveiled in the early hours of Dec. 16 means the wind industry in Iowa and nationwide could have the certainty advocates and officials have long desired. After a chaotic couple of year...
  • Lawmakers sign letter of caution for proposed Iowa oil pipeline

    - Mar 10, 2015
    More than a dozen Iowa House members have signed a letter pushing the Iowa Utilities Board to bring forth an independent environment assessment before siding on one side of a proposed oil pipeline spanning over 1,000...
  • Renewable fuel a kingmaker in Iowa

    - Mar 9, 2015
    In the land of corn and caucuses, ethanol is king. For 2016 presidential hopefuls, many will have to persuade the state’s voters they know Iowa’s largest industry. And their opinions on the renewable-fuel standard, as evidenced...
  • Keystone XL veto override fails

    - Mar 4, 2015
    As expected, the U.S. Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline. RELATED: Keystone veto draws Iowa fire Needing 67 votes to pass, the vote failed 62-37. Eight Democrats crossed party lines...
  • Iowa House leadership moves around gas tax committee

    - Feb 23, 2015
    Top-tier leadership in the Iowa House of Representatives removed two members of a committee charged with voting on the state’s first gas-tax increase in nearly 30 years late last week, as the measure continues to build...