BEI director Robert C. Brown has been appointed to the “Iowa’s Energy Resources” working group for the Iowa Energy Plan. The plan aims to set state priorities and provide strategic guidance for decision-making while working to encourage energy, economic, and environmental benefits. It’s a joint initiative between the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Dept. of Transportation.
The plan will include an assessment of current and future energy supply and demand, examine existing energy policies and programs, and identify emerging energy challenges and opportunities.The plan has a tentative delivery date of November 2016.
Brown is one of 48 people selected for the working groups, and the only representative from a four-year university or college. The other groups will examine economic development and energy careers, transportation and infrastructure, and energy efficiency and conservation.
For more information, visit the Iowa Energy Plan http://www.iowaenergyplan.org/index.html