Minnesota rural co-ops are imposing some of the highest fixed charges in the country for customers with their own solar panels.
Minnesota will add 2,300 jobs in the clean energy industry this year, according to a report released today by the Clean Energy Trust.
Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, a new nonprofit organization focused on helping promote clean energy businesses, formally begins today.
A group of more than 125 Minnesota physicians last week delivered a letter to legislators supporting the state’s efforts to prepare for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.
Now into its second year, a unique partnership between the city of Minneapolis and two utilities is receiving national recognition and praise from clean energy advocates.
Bob Ambrose, retiring this year after lobbying for the one of the country's largest generating co-ops for 34 years, shares some memorable moments from Minnesota energy history.
Minnesota was an early adopter of many renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, but now many states are recognizing the value of these policies in catalyzing economic development.
Distributed solar energy, efficiency, electric cars and the fate of nuclear power were among the topics raised by Minnesota legislators offering a preview of this year’s shortened session at a meeting Thursday morning.
A group of prominent Minnesota conservatives have formed the Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum (MnCEF) in order to reshape the debate over clean energy policy. The nonprofit plans to focus less on global warming and support for fossil fuels and more on developing a roadmap for moving in a clean energy direction. “We really need to have a conservative policy debate about how to shape the energy future with the new technology available now,” said David Strom, MnCEF’s project director. To that end, the organization captured the support and involvement of former state Senate majority leader and small business owner Amy Koch; GOP Sen. John Pederson; St. Cloud State University economics professor King Banaian; Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference; Ben Gerber, executive director of the Minnesota Renewable Energy Tracking System; and several others.
A new report says Minnesota could save ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars by exceeding Clean Power Plan requirements.