Enacting Forward-Thinking Energy Policy to Attract Companies to DSM
The DSM USA Policy HQ podcast is a monthly conversation between experts on public policy topics impacting business and the relationship between government and the private sector.
In this installment of the DSM USA Policy HQ podcast, Chaz Allen, Executive Director of the Iowa Utility Association (IUA), and Mike Fehr, Senior Vice President of Renewable Generation and Compliance at MidAmerican Energy Company, discuss energy policy for water, gas, electricity and more. Allen works with utility companies at IUA to grow customers, businesses and investors in the state through economic development and supporting local communities.
October is National Energy Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the importance of sustainability and managing the nation’s resources. The podcast’s guests review the basics of energy policy and more.
Renewable energy policy in Greater Des Moines (DSM) and the state focuses on reliability, affordability and sustainability. Fehr discussed how Iowa leads the nation in the percentage — around 56% — of energy from renewables. You can read about MidAmerican’s solar energy efforts here.
Also discussed were future energy regeneration, energy storage, hydrogen production and more.
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The DSM USA Policy Headquarters podcast focuses on public policy topics impacting business and the relationship between government and the private sector. Join us each month to hear from local Greater Des Moines (DSM) experts. To listen to more Partnership podcasts, click here.