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The True Cost of Energy

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Iowa leads the nation in wind energy. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with three guests to discover the state of energy in Iowa.

"Cheap energy isn't cheap."

That's what KamyarEnshayen thinks. He is the director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at University of Northern Iowa and, though the price tag for energy in Iowa may be low, he notes that there are hidden costs.

"The way we're using energy, fossil energy, is changing our climate. And Iowa is experiencing more intense storms and more huge downpours leading to soil erosion and floods," Enshayen said.

Enshayen joins host Charity Nebbe to discuss where Iowa's energy comes from, how we use it, and how we can be doing better. Kelly Needles, Vice-President of The Energy Group and Scott Siefkes, Program Engineering Manager and Principal at Michaels Energy also join the conversation to talk about what homes and businesses can do to preserve this precious resource. 

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa