The state’s largest utilities are planning to phase out most of their coal-fired plants by the end of the decade.
Meeting our carbon-reduction goal can go in many different directions, so it’s critical now that the PUC and state government protect the public interest. This may be no easy task.
Twelve years. That’s all the time we have to make one degree of change.
Was there really such broad consensus on what had to be done to address climate change? Was the marquee failure all that pivotal?
The recent negative tenor of public discussion about the status of mining has been disheartening. Without mining, we cannot solve our most serious environmental problems, starting with climate change.
Enbridge Line 3 has been Minnesota’s lifeline to affordable, North American-made crude oil since the 1960s.
PUC staff agreed in a recent report that Enbridge’s new route would have the least impact on the environment.
A new report from Moody’s Investors Service highlights how wind projects are boosting tax revenues and helping erase debt in rural communities that host them.
Last year solar jobs dropped 4 percent nationwide, while in Minnesota they rose 48.2 percent. Many installers complain that they can’t get enough labor for the demand.
Clean energy is no longer a liberal pipe dream, and conservatives need to embrace it.
Community colleges — and at least one high school — are starting programs to train students for these in-demand occupations.
If our communities would streamline administrative regulations, we could lower the cost of going solar by as much as $500 for a typical home rooftop system.
Smaller-scale, community-based “solar gardens” kept Minnesota accelerating as national progress slowed.
Our state’s leaders should advance policies that further increase opportunities for growth and innovation in the energy efficiency and clean energy industry.
Farmers and other landowners in Chisago County have put up a dozen solar gardens, with another four now in the planning stages.
It wasn’t immediately clear who stood to benefit from the Trump administration’s move.
Ten years after its passage, the Next Generation Energy Act has been a roaring success, cleaning our air, saving us money, and boosting our economy.
Proposals to build turbines in North America’s Great Lakes have stalled in recent years — but a new initiative aims to break through the barriers.
The move has gotten little attention because of the other huge issues involved in the tax bill.
The project offers more than $2 billion in economic impact, will better meet our needs for affordable and reliable liquid fuels, and will enhance the safety of our environment.