Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is redoubling his administration’s efforts to cut state government’s carbon footprint. The Democratic governor signed an executive order late last year directing state agencies to reduce fleet fossil fuel consumption, building energy use per square foot, and total greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in the next decade.
Critics of Minneapolis’ sustainability budget say the city should prioritize lowering residents’ utility bills over buying renewable energy credits.
A Minnesota electric cooperative is among the latest utilities to offer a commercial green tariff program in response to growing demand from business customers.
At an event in Minnesota, Alberta’s environmental and parks minister Thursday expressed support for Enbridge’s contentious Line 3 pipeline by touting her province’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.
Finished in late September after more than a decade of planning and construction, the 800-mile-long CapX2020 transmission project has prompted more than 3,600 megawatts of clean energy project proposals, according to Xcel Energy.
The largest solar project ever built to serve a Minnesota school district began producing energy last week, as schools take advantage of third-party ownership models and community solar subscriptions.
Two nonprofit organizations offering to save consumers money on solar panels by buying them in bulk have begun campaigns in Minnesota.
A new housing development in suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul will use grid-interactive electric thermal water heaters to enable the Midwest’s first community energy storage project.
A new report aims to highlight the financial benefits that transmission projects can bring to rural counties.
In what is regarded as an unusual step, a group of 13 young people have joined together to become court sanctioned intervenors as they fight a proposed Enbridge Energy pipeline through northern Minnesota.