Kim Reynolds on Energy & Oil
New $2 million for Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program
I'm calling for an additional $2 million for the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, as well as modernizing and expanding the E-15 Plus Promotion Tax Credit.
This will support the sale of E-15 year round and drive domestic demand for our homegrown renewable fuels.
Source: 2020 Iowa State of the State address
, Jan 14, 2020
Cut funding for home retrofits & energy efficient appliances
Renewable Energy: Support government investment in renewable energy?
Hubbell: Yes. Strong advocate for expanding investments in renewable energy. Has led efforts to invest state funds in this sector.
Reynolds: Mixed. Wants to continue growing IA's
wind, biofuels, and solar industries, and has supported easing regulations to facilitate their growth. But signed bill cutting funding for energy efficiency subsidies, home retrofits and energy efficient appliances.
Climate Change: Consider climate
change a critical threat? Regulate greenhouse gases?
Hubbell: Yes. "Avoiding the pending disaster of climate change is the responsibility of each and every one of us." Hubbell and his wife are on board of Environmental Policy and Law Center, which
supports Obama's Clean Power Plan to regulate utility emissions.
Reynolds: No public statements on climate change found. Despite requests from legislators, has not joined US Climate Alliance, a coalition of states committed to fight climate change.
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Iowa Governor race
, Nov 1, 2018
Expand natural gas as well as biomass
Chaired by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Energy Plan was initiated to set state priorities and provide strategic guidance for Iowa's energy future. "Iowa is a leader in biofuels and renewable energy," said Lt. Gov. Reynolds. "Creating a statewide
energy plan will keep Iowa at the forefront of energy policy and allow our state to develop a path toward the future."
Iowa Energy Plan's vision statement considers a planning horizon of 10 years, identifying these key areas that could positively
impact Iowa's energy economy:"With job creation and increasing wealth for Iowans as our top priorities, it is critical that we understand the state's energy assets in order to maximize Iowa's energy opportunities," said Lt. Governor Reynolds.
Source: IA Lieutenant Gubernatorial website LtGovernor.Iowa.Gov
, Dec 21, 2016
- Energy Workforce Development
- Technology-based Research and Development
- Supporting Rural and Underserved Areas and Populations
- Natural Gas Expansion
- Iowa's Biomass Potential
- Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Electric Grid Modernization
Page last updated: Apr 17, 2020