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LEADERSHIP

Iowa is a national leader in renewable energy with wind. With the right policies in place, we can do the same with solar.

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Reliability

We all want renewable energy, but we also have to have power available when we need it.

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Efficiency

Iowa has been a national leader in energy efficiency programs and policies, and the rewards belong to Iowa's energy consumers.

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Affordability

Iowa is known for its affordable energy, which is great for consumers and a major factor in attracting and keeping businesses.

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What does the REAL Coalition stand for?

Iowa is a national leader in renewable and affordable energy that benefits consumers, businesses and the environment. With the right energy policies in place, Iowans can continue to lead and show the nation how to have affordable, reliable energy from renewable sources.

Recent News & Press Releases


Sioux City Journal: “Letter: Modernize solar energy system in Iowa”

Sioux City Journal: “Letter: Modernize solar energy system in Iowa”

As we’re speaking right this instant, your electric bill is helping to pay for someone else’s solar panels. That’s the reality of our outdated system in Iowa. I hope that our legislators work to pass HF 669, new legislation currently being considered that would alleviate this problem and bring fairness to the system. Don’t get…

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Letter in Ottumwa Courier: Fair Renewable energy

Letter in Ottumwa Courier: Fair Renewable energy

Renewable energy is cheaper and more efficient than ever before. Because of that, Iowans should support its growth across the state. But we need to make sure it’s done fairly and that its policy is responsive to the growing demands of the energy grid. That’s why we need to support HF 669/SF 583. This legislation…

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Letter in Des Moines Register: “We all should have to pay for the electrical grid”

Letter in Des Moines Register: “We all should have to pay for the electrical grid”

I’m writing in response to the letter “Corporations only want to sell solar to you.” Kudos to the author for making that innovative move, but let me share my experience of not owning solar panels. Like any non-solar generator, I get to pay for her use of the electric grid that we all depend on…

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About Us

The REAL Coalition gives voice to Iowa consumers, farmers and businesses on the energy issues affecting our state. The non-partisan, not-for-profit REAL Coalition advocates for policies geared toward Iowa's energy future, including continued access to low-cost, renewable energy, reliably delivered to energy consumers of all sizes. The REAL Coalition supports the principles of the Iowa Energy Plan and aims to support policies that will carry Iowa's economy forward and capitalize on the rich renewable energy opportunities Iowa's future holds.

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