Report finds nearly 58% of electricity in Iowa last year from renewable sources

2 Aug 2021


A new report from the American Clean Power Association shows Iowa leads the nation in the percentage of electricity generated by renewable sources. Nearly 58% of electricity generated in Iowa in 2020 came from wind turbines and solar panels.

“It’s important news for the state of Iowa, not just for consumers, but from an economic development standpoint,” said Ron Corbett, vice president of economic development for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. “A lot of people are aware of some of the national directive and worldwide directive that we’re moving in and it’s good to see Iowa on the front end of the curve.”

Corbett said companies looking to locate in Iowa aren’t just asking about the labor market and property issues, they’re asking about the state’s renewable energy portfolio.

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