A major Minnesota utility’s electric water heater program is doing little to reduce carbon emissions — but that could change with a more robust mix of renewable energy sources and green pricing initiatives, according to a new analysis.
A solar project on several buildings along a major Twin Cities rail corridor is being studied to determine how distributed energy could impact future transit investments.
Minnesota utility regulators are studying a proposal by Xcel Energy to close two biomass plants that could mark a turning point for the industry here, particularly as prices for renewable energy drop.
Minnesota is the only Midwest state ranked in the top 10 of the annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
While states like California and Hawaii lead the growing market for energy storage, the potential in the Midwest is growing.
A small fee increase in a proposed Minneapolis city budget would raise millions to promote energy efficiency — and pay for itself many times over, according to advocates.
An environmental camp on Minnesota’s North Shore has spent more than a year constructing two high-performance, energy-efficient buildings in one of the coldest climates in the country.
By next year more than 20 percent of the electricity needs of the University of Minnesota will be powered by renewable energy.
Public health advocates say Minnesota utility regulators’ decision last month to increase the social cost of carbon will be important for dealing with the negative health impacts of climate change.
Minnesota’s largest retail electric cooperative is in negotiation with vendors to build the largest storage energy project in the state alongside three solar installations.