Wind developers report that it’s easier to permit and build a wind project in Iowa than in Minnesota.
The Commerce Department concluded that no new pipeline capacity is needed to ensure “future adequacy, reliability and efficiency of energy supply.”
The program is already one of the largest in the nation with 100 megawatts (enough to power about 20,000 homes), and on track to quadruple in size over the next two years.
When combined, renewable energy makes electric vehicles cleaner and cheaper, and, at the same time, electric vehicles can help integrate variable renewable electricity generation.
Why would any of our state leaders consider a tar sands oil pipeline when one major rupture could undo so much work and public expense to clean up our state’s waters?
Rather than a do-over, the judge concluded only that “the Corps will have to reconsider those sections of its environmental analysis.”
Let’s take a look at the impact of clean energy on Minnesota’s economy so far — and what we still need to do.
The single most important climate action we can take is an aggressive carbon-free nuclear energy policy.
The executive orders are not accomplishments but rather promises to accomplish something, unless the courts or Congress or public pressure block the way.
An estimated 10,000 demonstrators marched from Cathedral Hill Park to the Minnesota State Capitol on Earth Day this past Saturday.
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