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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2019 


A look at some of the big takeaways from the release of the redacted Mueller report. Also, on our Friday rundown: Iowa recovers from devastating floods and prepares for more. And, scallopers urged to minimize the threat to seagrass.

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Public News Service - IA: Energy Policy

The push for renewable energy could soon become serious business. Congress is working on an energy bill that encourages biofuels and better fuel efficiency from new vehicles. Renewable energy consultant Ed Woolsey believes this has Iowans feeling "energized". He says no matter if its ethanol, biodi

Des Moines, IA - The shift to new and renewable electricity generation may soon get a gentle push from Congress with legislation that would require U.S. utilities to purchase 15 percent of their power from sources like solar and wind. Iowa already produces five percent of its power from renewable

A new "roadmap" unveiled today details the path Iowa needs to take to cash in on the nation's energy future. The Great Plains Institute's "Powering the Plains" roadmap was plotted by business, environmental, agriculture, and government groups interested in meeting energy needs affordably, and reduci

A new coal-fired power plant may be in the works for Iowa, and critics say it's not a welcome neighbor. Located near Waterloo, the proposed plant would be built by L.S. Power of New Jersey. Supporters of coal power plants say they're a cheap way to produce electricity, but critics point toward co

There is one opening on the three-person Iowa Utilities Board that new Governor Chet Culver must soon fill. His pick will speak volumes about what the future holds for Iowa's renewable energy efforts. During his campaign, Culver said his plan was to make Iowa "the renewable energy capitol of the

Fossil fuels are considered a leading cause of global warming, and that has some questioning why the U.S. government gives the oil industry billions of dollars in tax breaks. This week, Congress votes on rolling back those tax breaks and putting the money toward the development of clean, renewable

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