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  • Monday, August 03, 2015 3:05 PM
    President Barack Obama is expected today to announce details of new environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's power plants and ultimately transform America's electricity industry, the New York Times reported. 

  • Monday, August 03, 2015 11:28 AM
    Ames-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. plans to buy nearly all of the assets of Imperium Renewables Inc. 

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 10:36 AM
    Volunteers pulled 30 tons of trash from the Wapsipinicon River in eastern Iowa this year, setting a record for Project AWARE. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:21 PM
    Area water utility managers are taking a step back from a proposal to build a regional water plant, moving instead to promote informal cooperation through a technical advisory committee first. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:20 PM
    America's energy rebirth is the gift that keeps on giving for the economy. But this year, it's more about construction than drilling holes in the ground, Bloomberg reports. 

  • 2015 Women of Influence Honoree: Kathryn Kunert
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:47 AM
     

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:37 PM
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told about 300 people at a Des Moines conference this week that the federal government will spend $700 million in 21 states, including Iowa, to deal with avian flu issues, the Quad City Times reported.  

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:54 AM
    Three Iowa landowners have sued the Iowa Utilities Board, contending Dakota Access should not be allowed to use eminent domain to get access to land for a planned 1,134-mile Bakken oil pipeline that would run through South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. 

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 4:15 PM
    Alden-based Summit Farms, which began 25 years ago as a 300-acre corn and soybean operation in Hardin County, has changed its name to Summit Agricultural Group, CEO Bruce Rastetter announced. 

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 4:15 PM
    Gov. Terry Branstad and his top aides sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today supporting a renewable fuel standard that would help Iowa's ethanol and biodiesel industries. 

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 10:58 AM
    The Iowa Energy Center is sponsoring a free webinar hosted by the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy and Environmental Education on community solar projects.  

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, July 27, 2015 10:55 AM
    Officials with 13 major companies, among them the parent company of MidAmerican Energy Co., will join Obama administration officials at the White House today to launch what they call the "American Business Act on Climate Pledge," USA Today reported. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, July 24, 2015 10:54 AM
    Des Moines Water Works plans to raise rates for businesses and residents by about 10 percent next April, the largest increase of the past several years. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, July 24, 2015 10:47 AM
    Des Moines Water Works plans to raise rates for businesses and residents by about 10 percent next April, the largest increase of the past several years. 

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:50 AM
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Wednesday that it has expanded its line of credit agreement with Wells Fargo Capital Finance LLC from $40 million to $60 million. 


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