Jackson CED News

IOWA SHOULD KEEP UTILITIES FROM CHARGING CUSTOMERS FOR THINGS THEY DON’T NEED

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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Holiday Light Recycling 2021

It’s that time of year! The Jackson County Energy District and Friends of Jackson County Conservation are once again accepting your old, outdated, or unwanted Holiday/Christmas lights for recycling. You can drop these old lights off at either of these locations before January 15th, 2022: 1) City of Bellevue, Public Work’s Building, 207 Rose Street,…

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