A presentation on the importance of solar energy in Iowa will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Unitarian Church, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport.
"Solar Energy: Iowa's Path Forward," will be moderated by Rep. Phyllis Thede, D-Davenport, and will include Kamyar Enshayan of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa, and Nathaniel Baer, of the Iowa Environmental Council.
Baer said that Iowa's solar resource "is as good or better than most states and can meet our electricity needs many times over. We can be a national leader on solar just as we're a national leader on wind energy."
The event is sponsored by Progressive Action for the Common Good, Sierra Club Eagle View Group, Quad-City Audubon Society and Sisters of the Humility of Mary, Care of the Earth Committee.