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Iowa Governor Directs State Agencies to Buy Green Power

April 2005 - On April 22, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack issued an executive order directing state agencies to obtain 10% of their electricity from renewable energy sources. According to the order, "agencies may generate their own alternative energy or may participate in their utility's green power purchase program, where available, to meet this requirement."

The order also calls for the agencies to reduce their energy consumption by an average of 15% by 2010, relative to 2000 levels, and to procure alternative or hybrid-electric vehicles for 100% of their non-law enforcement light duty fleet by 2010. In addition, all state bulk purchases of diesel fuel must contain 5% renewable content by 2007, increasing to 20% by 2010.

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News Article - Vilsack Signs Energy Executive Order

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