CEDI Launches Inaugural Newsletter

The Clean Energy Districts of Iowa (CEDI) organization has officially launched its first newsletter, where readers can receive updates on the organization’s clean energy and energy efficiency efforts. You can subscribe to learn more about grants, programs, workshops, and legislation at the local, state, and federal levels and how to get involved! Check out the…

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Editorial by: Andy Johnson, Executive Director of the Clean Energy Districts of Iowa, which serves twelve Iowa county-level Clean Energy Districts covering roughly a third of Iowa’s population. The Districts support local ownership of and prosperity from the clean energy transition. Alliant Energy electricity rates feel like a runaway train to Iowa ratepayers, and over 70 Alliant-served towns…

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Old Holiday Lights? We’ll Take Them!

With the holidays well on their way, ’tis the season for hanging up those pretty wires and bulbs that make every neighborhood sparkle. But what do you do with those lights that are broken, don’t match, or are just taking up space in your basement? Well, once again the Jackson County Energy District and Friends of Jackson County…

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UPDATE: Solar Tax Credits See Likely Return!

The Iowa Legislature completed their final day in this session weeks after their scheduled adjourning. It seemed very unlikely that the extension of rural solar tax credit funding would have happened. However, against all odds, the Legislature passed an extension of the Solar Tax Credit funding to those applicants who had applied prior to the…

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Grow Solar Jackson County Reaches 100 kW Before Finish

Bulk-Purchase Program Finds Success Even During Pandemic Homeowners and businesses in Jackson County contracted 102.18 kW ofsolar power through the Grow Solar Jackson County program, which officially ended this past fall.The program surpassed its 50 kW benchmark milestone, leading to $216,000 in localinvestments. The initiative emphasized solar education and volume purchasing to make solarmore affordable…

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Join Now!

Become a supporting member today! Your contributions sustain our organization and provide the foundation and support for a better energy future for all of Jackson County.  

Membership Levels

Renewable Watt – Up to $99
Your friendship and support matter, THANK YOU
Renewable Kilowatt – $100 – $249
$150 supports a low-income household LED Retrofit
Renewable Megawatt $250 – $999
$250 covers all the costs of a home efficiency upgrade for a low-income family performed by our Green IA AmeriCorps team
Renewable Gigawatt $1000 – $4999
Support at this level provides critical match and is tripled by major outside grants
Energy District Founder’s Club $5000
You are the foundation of the Energy District

We understand life can keep us busy and so we want make it easier for you! You now have the option to become a sustaining member with the JacksonCED and set up an automatic, monthly donation of a flat amount. Sustaining members put CONSTANT boots on the ground here in Jackson County!

Becoming a JacksonCED Sustaining Member is simple!

  1. Click “Donate” 
  2. Enter the amount you wish to donate
  3. Make sure you select “make this a monthly donation”
  4. Click “Donate with PayPal”

(FYI- You may need to set up a PayPal account if you do not already have one. It’s free!)