Iowa electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 10.66 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 13 percent less than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Iowa natural gas rates in December 2016 averaged 6.93 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 24 percent less than the 9.06 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2016.
The state of Iowa may be getting a huge boost in its renewable energy sector, as a major clean energy initiative has been proposed.
In the last decade, wind energy companies have invested $128 billion into the United States economy, the AWEA said in a recent report.
Nearly all new electricity generation in the United States originated from one of three sources in 2015 – wind energy, solar energy or natural gas.