An Iowa truck stop is seeking permission from state regulators to offer electric vehicle charging stations without facing regulation as a public utility.
Iowans will lose access to home energy audits, insulation rebates, and light bulb discounts under new five-year efficiency plans proposed by utilities.
The state’s three investor-owned utilities have until July 9 to file updated plans with the Iowa Utility Board.
A wind developer’s dispute with an Iowa utility is part of a larger pattern of resistance to small renewable energy projects, according to advocates in the state.
Although Alliant Energy earlier this summer agreed to remove one roadblock to solar arrays in Iowa, it has been holding fast to another one.