Iowa electricity rates in April 2017 averaged 12.19 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 4 percent less than the 12.70 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in April 2017.
Iowa natural gas rates in March 2017 averaged 7.75 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 22 percent less than the 9.90 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in March 2017.
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.