For decades, polar explorer and climate change activist Will Steger had the idea of building an off-the-grid conference center next to his tiny wilderness cabin outside of Ely.
Community solar garden developers in Minnesota are concerned with what they see as slow rate of approvals by Xcel Energy that could leave many potential subscribers on the sidelines.
Minnesota’s bipartisan clean energy framework has served the state exceptionally well. To paraphrase Governor Pawlenty, Minnesota’s clean energy policy is a “win-win-win-win” — good for customers, good for the state economy, good for our air and water resources, and good for Minnesota’s energy independence.
Xcel Energy announced today that it will close two units of the state's largest coal plant by 2026, while committing to developing 1,200 megawatts of new renewable energy by 2020.
A 38-year-old tugboat is the latest project for a Minnesota program that helps fund upgrades and pollution controls to cut dangerous emissions from diesel engines.
The debate over the fate of Minnesota's largest -- and most polluting -- coal fired power plant has intensified as state policy makers begin creating a roadmap to meet goals set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
Mark Brown, chief operating officer of a Minnesota company that develops technology for monitoring energy use, talks about the challenges of promoting efficiency.
While persistently low gasoline prices have cooled interest in plug-in vehicles, a series of events next week aim to recharge interest in electric cars.
In early June, workers began installation of a $3.5 million solar farm next to the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, part of an ambitious plan by a Twin Cities regional government agency to use marginal land it owns for solar installations. Another solar farm and community solar gardens are also in the works.
The Cleantech Open Midwest will now be part of St. Thomas University's Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. Cleantech Open Midwest was co-founded six years ago by Justin Kaster, who recently sat down to talk with Midwest Energy News.