Interstate Power and Light Company encourages political leaders to continue push for biofuels in Federal Energy Bill
Biofuels critical to growing Iowa’s renewable energy economy
Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), an Alliant Energy company (NYSE: LNT) voiced support today for the continued expansion of biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, energy that is included in the proposed Federal Energy Bill. Iowa Governor Chet Culver and Iowa Senators Grassley and Harkin are advocating for provisions in the proposed Federal Energy Bill that would increase the use of biofuels.
Currently, IPL is serving approximately 70 megawatts of biofuel facilities’ electric load in its service area. Those facilities are producing approximately 780 million gallons of ethanol and biodiesel annually. Biofuel facilities under construction in IPL’s service area are expected to double the company’s current electric load that supports biofuel production within the next two years. It is expected that these biofuel facilities will produce approximately an additional 630 million gallons of biofuel annually.
“Our company commends Governor Culver and Senators Grassley and Harkin and for their leadership and vision in positioning Iowa as a renewables energy leader,” says Tom Aller, President-IPL. “We are pleased to partner with the biofuels industry and we are working hard to ensure that this industry will have the energy necessary to support their continued growth. Biofuels are central to our state’s growing renewable energy economy and are critical to enhancing Iowa’s economic development opportunities.”
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