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.
As a show of Minnesota’s support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s embattled Clean Power Plan the state’s pollution control agency unveiled a new website dedicated to explaining the federal directive.
A recently released jobs report shows Minnesota's solar workforce has nearly doubled in the past two years, with more growth to come.
The climate change organization MN350 may ask supporters to withdraw their money from Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank unless the financial institution begins to eliminate support for the fossil fuel industry.
A program in Minnesota and Iowa aims to make it easier for small utilities and co-ops to help customers finance clean-energy projects.
Developers of a Minnesota community solar garden have agreed to test for stray voltage on neighboring properties, a nod to opponents that could have implications for other projects.