[Op-ed by ABC Director Bryan Sievers] As a former state legislator who has heard just about every opinion under the sun, I’m never surprised when some people claim only liberals and Democrats care about renewable energy and conservation. That claim couldn’t be further from the truth. And, that’s why I joined several Republicans from across the state who are lending their voices to the recently formed Iowa Conservative Energy Forum. Our goal is to balance today’s lopsided public debate about energy policy and advance an agenda espoused by strong GOP leadership dating back to the days of Teddy Roosevelt. When it comes to supporting alternative energy, my family has backed up our words with the time, money and extra effort that create benefits far beyond our farm’s fence lines. Almost six years ago, we commissioned two anaerobic digesters that produce biogas from cattle manure, local organic waste streams and other biomass to generate electricity and heat. More >>