Iowa state Sen. Rob Hogg speaks at an event in Cedar Rapids in September, 2013. (Photo by 350.org via Creative Commons)
Now serving his second term in the Iowa Senate, Rob Hogg has advocated for years for renewable energy and for action to forestall and minimize climate change.
While utilities have often been resistant to the incursion of rooftop solar and other distributed energy sources, a new survey shows their customers have a very different view.
Citing a calling to minimize their environmental impact, a growing number of Minnesota churches and faith-based institutions are installing renewable energy projects.
As utilities are increasingly installing smart meters and providing customers with data about usage, advocates say they are not generally offering the data quickly enough or in as much detail as needed.
A new report from the Energy Innovation Lab says outdated utility rate structures are holding back the spread of renewable energy technology.