Get a charge out of this: Iowa Energy Plan calls for workforce development, continued cheap power

29 Jan 2017

Workforce Development

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds rolled out Iowa's new energy plan this morning, more than 100 pages of strategizing that is all about cheap power, renewable fuels, alternative-fuel; vehicles and workforce development.

Reynolds, a Republican who led the effort to create the new energy plan, made it clear that the goal is to build on an Iowa energy mix -- big on wind power and natural gas and backing away from coal -- that has been good for business and easier on the environment.

As dozens looked on in the Capitol rotunda, Reynolds -- who will become governor when Gov. Terry Branstad becomes U.S. ambassador to China next year -- laid out these main areas of focus.

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