Four Midwest states rank among the top in the nation for making it easier for corporations to gain better access to wind and solar, according to a report released Tuesday by Advanced Energy Economy.
A nonprofit housing developer in St. Paul is embarking upon an ambitious plan to create a net zero community that would include a solar garden in one of the city’s poorer neighborhoods.
Xcel Energy has awarded $5.5 million to the Minnesota Energy Center to encourage research related to electricity and to help train a workforce for the future.
Catrina Rorke,the state program director at the conservative R Street Institute, discusses a free market approach to clean energy ahead of her visit to Minneapolis today.
Minnesota became the first state in the nation Thursday to adopt a “value of solar” approach for determining how community solar customers will be paid for the power the projects produce.
The mayor of a Minnesota town that state lawmakers have warned would be negatively impacted by the Clean Power Plan says he supports plans to shut down two units at a coal plant there.
A new project in Minnesota would bring combined heat and power generation and add new technology to capture sulfur at one of the Midwest’s largest oil refineries.
More than 25 Minnesota businesses, which include the state’s largest employers, have come together on a strategy for creating a “circular economy” to eliminate waste and rely on renewable energy.
Minnesota sees a tidal wave of interest in community solar — “It’s bigger than anyone ever anticipated, and bigger things are coming,” said Ellen Anderson, director of the University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab.
Officials in a Minneapolis suburb adopted an aggressive greenhouse-gas-reduction policy last month that was brought forth by a group of local high schoolers who are part of a national climate change movement.