Wind and solar power continue to get cheaper as development and installation costs fall and capacity factors — the percentage of theoretical output that is reached in actual use — keep rising.
It’s time that Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton, Metro Transit, and our other transit agencies decide that we are going there — and roll up their sleeves to make this happen.
The number of Cook County’s residents with solar electric systems is roughly 10 times the statewide average, says Department of Commerce.
Solar and wind installations drive an expansion that brings renewables' share of global electric demand to 24 percent.
A sampling of excellent coverage on the 30th anniversary of the world's scariest — and least understood — nuke plant disaster.
To continue building a clean energy economy, state policymakers should provide certainty around regulation, financing, and public policy goals such as the reduction of carbon pollution.
While a clean-energy future relies heavily on a commitment to sustainability by our public officials, private-sector companies can also help out by utilizing more solar energy.
We envision a goal of zero emissions and 100 percent clean energy in Minnesota by 2050, a goal that echoes the call from the youth who gathered in Paris to demand a strong climate agreement.
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Researchers argue that the limiting factor for renewables’ contribution to U.S. energy needs is a problem of distributing renewable power from all of the places it could be made to all of the places it could be used.
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