Environmental groups say Interstate Power & Light’s proposed rate increase would punish solar and efficiency.
Interstate Power and Light could also boost its profits by investing in wind, says a study commissioned by clean energy nonprofits.
An Iowa utility is changing course after it faced criticism for inviting customers to pay more for electricity from existing solar capacity.
After the last absentee ballot was counted, opponents of proceeding with municipal utility plans had 1,385 votes compared to 1,380 from supporters.
Millions of dollars worth of energy conservation programs are on the line as Iowa and Kansas consider changes to how they calculate the benefits of energy efficiency programs.