The city council’s vote this week highlights just how much St. Paul has changed on this issue in a short amount of time.
The research might be something of an olive branch from Democrats to minority Republicans, who lambasted the DFL for refusing to lift a ban on new nuclear plants in the landmark electricity regulations signed by Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday.
It’s a significant moment for DFL lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz’s administration as they push to slash pollution that causes climate change, but the news comes with significant caveats, including pandemic-related reductions.
The bill, which would steer utilities toward a carbon-free electric grid is simple in concept, but is full of exceptions, carve-outs and off-ramps.
The moratorium will bar Twin Metals from constructing a proposed copper, cobalt and nickel mine.
Noble and Fresh Energy played a significant role in the passing of the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act, signed by Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, landmark climate legislation that required Minnesota to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent between 2005 and 2050.
Permanent federal protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is likely now out of reach and the new GOP House of Representatives will try to ease federal rules for the mine permitting process.
Advocates say electric grid operators need to update their planning process to better prepare for extreme weather that’s becoming more common, and that more transmission lines can help lessen risk.
Chicago has experienced more frequent and severe storms in recent decades, putting immigrants and low income Chicagoans living in basement units at increased risk of flooding.
From Greater Minnesota’s diminished clout in a DFL-controlled Legislature to how leaders handle agriculture issues, it’ll be an interesting year.
While Republicans in the past have protected the cervid farms, Democrats now have the upper hand in an emotional debate over the existence of the businesses — and their potential impact on Minnesota’s lucrative wild hunting industry.
With the Legislature now fully in Democratic hands after the November election, leaders are promising an ambitious climate agenda aimed at shrinking carbon emissions.
The city and University of Wisconsin are not alone in their struggles to maintain large-scale food waste composting, but parts of Minnesota are ahead on the practice.
The cursed part of the now-$2.74 billion extension of the current Green Line is a tunnel that makes up just 2,870 feet of the 14.5 mile route from Target Field to Eden Prairie.
States like Washington and Massachusetts plan to join California in largely banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.
It’s called ESG – Environment, Social and Governance – a move to consider issues such as climate change, social justice and equity as state and local governments decide where to invest funds.
Tribal forest managers find value in every forest dweller, in contrast to standard modern forestry.
While the city of Minneapolis moves forward with plans for a public works facility at the Roof Depot site in the East Phillips neighborhood, advocates who have opposed the plan say they are still fighting.
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) approval of $10.3 billion for 18 high-voltage transmission lines in the upper Midwest could pave the way for more than 50 gigawatts in renewable energy to be added to the grid and help decarbonize the energy sector.