Climate Action Plan (Iowa)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Iowa

Applies to States or Provinces Iowa
Name Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council Final Report (Iowa)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Climate Policies
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy No
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council prepared a final report with recommendations on how to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions.

On April 27, 2007, Iowa Governor Chet Culver signed Senate File 485, a bill related to greenhouse gas emissions. Part of this bill created the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council (ICCAC), which consists of 23 governor-appointed members from various stakeholder groups, and 4 nonvoting, ex officio members from the General Assembly.

ICCAC’s immediate responsibilities included submitting a proposal to the Governor and General Assembly that addresses policies, cost-effective strategies, and multiple scenarios designed to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions. Further, a preliminary report was submitted in January 2008, with a final proposal submitted in December 2008.

The Final Report, the Council presents two scenarios designed to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and 90% from a 2005 baseline by the year 2050. For the 50% reduction by 2050, the Council recommends approximately a 1% reduction by 2012 and an 11% reduction by 2020. For the 90% reduction scenario, the Council recommends a 3% reduction by 2012 and a 22% reduction 2020. These interim targets were based on a simple extrapolation assuming a linear rate of reduction between now and 2050. The plan includes an emissions target, and a comprehensive set of sector-based policies and measures.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Jerry Scnoor
Department Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council

Phone 319-335-5649


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Iowa Climate Action Plan