Expanding clean energy in Iowa

The Iowa Legislature is currently considering two bills – SSB1192 and SSB1193 – both which would protect our environment, strengthen our economy, and improve our health and quality of life by expanding access to wind and solar energy.

As the end of session draws near and policy makers begin to prioritize bills for passage, it’s critical that they hear from you, their constituents. Ask your senator to prioritize advancing clean energy in Iowa today.

SSB1192 and SSB1193 would expand access to wind and solar energy by increasing the available funds for wind and solar tax incentives.

SSB1192 and SSB1193 would expand access to wind and solar energy by increasing the available funds for wind and solar tax incentives.

Last year, we successfully advocated for tripling Iowa’s solar tax incentive, which resulted in significant economic opportunities and improved access to solar for businesses, farmers and homeowners. The program has been so effective that demand for the tax incentives still exceeds the annual cap. SSB1192 would increase the annual cap of solar tax incentive from $4.5 million to $6.5 million.

SSB1193 would make improvements to 476C production tax incentives, which provide tax credits annually according to the amount of renewable energy produced. Improvements include the addition of more megawatts in the 476C credit for solar energy, and cleaning up the 476C wind list so that active projects may move forward.

SSB1192 has been approved by subcommittee and is currently in Ways and Means, and SSB1193 is currently assigned to subcommittee in Ways and Means. We must help ensure both bills make it to the floor for debate: take action now.

Together, we can transition Iowa to clean energy, and do so in a way that benefits the state’s environment and health and strengthens our economy.

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