Later this year the nation’s first “integrated” wind and solar hybrid project will begin producing power outside a small city in northwest Minnesota.
Advocates who have been pressuring a Wisconsin utility to adopt more clean energy are applauding the recent announcement of a new wind project in Iowa.
Bills before the Nebraska and Kansas legislatures to allow electricity customers to choose their power provider are being viewed with caution, and a little skepticism, by clean-energy promoters in the two states.
Minnesota’s largest utility this spring will offer businesses and ratepayers the opportunity to buy shares of power directly from two renewable energy sources.
A new report aims to persuade Minnesota legislators that clean energy is a strong part of Minnesota’s economy.
In the past two months, two rural Michigan counties have adopted one-year moratoriums on wind development, though they appear to be in vastly different positions when it comes to regulatory experience.
Wind farms are cropping up close to a network of transmission lines coming to fruition in several Midwestern states, bearing out the wisdom that where there is transmission capacity to spare, wind farms will follow.
Minnesota’s second biggest utility, Great River Energy, has begun to significantly ramp down the output of its largest coal plant as the market has shifted to wind power and natural gas production.
Iowa, followed by Illinois, topped a ranking released Tuesday by the nation’s retail and tech sectors urging state governments to lower barriers to the further development of renewable energy. Ohio came in 8th.
The standards that resume this year include some changes from those that were in place before a 2014 law imposed the two-year freeze.