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National Drive Electric Car Week

National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 26- Oct. 4, 2020, is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and...

New Funding Available for Farms and Small Businesses

Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities and Winneshiek Energy District (WED) have received USDA funding to provide energy audits to small...

Net Metering is Iowa Law!

by Andy Johnson, Executive Director, Winneshiek Energy District Now is a great time to install solar for most farm, home,...

Utilities Stop Shutoffs during COVID-19; Supports May 31 LIHEAP Applications

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) on March 13, 2020, issued an emergency order directing all electric and natural gas utilities...

Solar Siting Guide for Iowa Counties

The Iowa Environmental Council and Center for Rural Affairs announced the publication of a best-practices guide for counties developing utility-scale...

Dubuque celebrates 50 years of Earth Day

Dubuque celebrates 50 years of Earth Day

In celebration of the 50th Earth Day, organizations throughout the Dubuque region will be holding events all year that educate...

Editorial: Seeking Energy District Leaders

Editorial appearing in the Cascade Pioneer and Dyersville Commercial, January, 2020: The Dubuque County Energy District was formed in 2017...

Investments in Climate Action Could Boost Rural Economies, Research Finds

Energy Districts exist because we know investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy will be drivers of economic growth in...

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Dubuque County Energy District

ORGANIZATIONAL VISION

We envision one hundred percent sustainable, efficient, and/or renewable energy by 2050 contributing to a vibrant economy, resilient community, and stable climate for generations to come.

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION

Our mission is to implement the vision through education, energy planning, market transformation, investment, advocacy, and partnership in Dubuque County, and also to catalyze and support an energy district movement in Iowa and beyond.