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.
As St. Paul prepares once again to host an international district energy conference, interest in the process appears to be growing.
Minnesota’s rural distributed generation customers won a major victory this week when state regulators halted the practice by cooperatives of applying fixed charges for solar installations.
A Minnesota community was recently named one of the eight finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition in part due to a focus on renewable energy.
Next month a transparent tube topped by a turbine will be installed along the side of a Minneapolis grain silo in an effort to create electricity from wasted heat.