MSP Airport Throws Switch On Giant Solar FarmSunny skies at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are not just good for takeoffs and landings -- it will now mean producing electricity for the sprawling complex. A giant solar grid, comprised of 8,705 individual collector panels, is now turning sunshine into three million watts of power.
Stanford Scientists Develop Batteries That Are Greener, Last Longer Than Today’s BatteriesScientists at Stanford University said they have developed a high-performance aluminum-ion battery that could replace the alkaline and lithium-ion batteries that are used to power devices today.
Obama Seeks $2 Billion In Private Dollars For Clean EnergyPresident Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.
Mining, Wetlands On Agenda For 2015 LegislatureOne of the top environmental issues in the legislative session that opens in January could be how best to protect Minnesota's wetlands. The GOP takeover of the Minnesota House has changed the landscape for the environment and natural resources at the Capitol. Republican leaders have given a strong signal of their priorities by restructuring the committees that will deal with those issues.
Franken & Klobuchar: Administration Must Support BiodieselSenators from North Dakota and Minnesota say the Obama administration should retreat on a proposal to make significant changes to renewable fuel standards and show its support for the biodiesel industry. Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota say that biodiesel production has led to thousands of jobs and remains a clean, safe form of energy.