Energy

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Edison H.S. Gets Solar Panels To Reduce Power Costs

The power of the sun will soon play a larger role in education at a Twin Cities school.

10/13/2011

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ND Regulators Reviewing $600M In Wind Projects

State regulators on Wednesday approved construction of a 105-megawatt wind turbine farm in west-central North Dakota, and began reviewing three other wind projects that developers want to build next year.

10/13/2011

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Obama To Step Up Power Line Projects

The Obama administration wants to speed up permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines in 12 states, as it moves to create jobs and modernize the nation’s power grid.

10/05/2011

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Duluth Port Hits 1 Million Tons Of Wind Turbines

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has passed a milestone: more than 1 million tons of wind turbine components have shipped through the port.

09/09/2011

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Bachmann: Environmentalists Blocking US Energy

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed Saturday that the United States has more fuel resources than any other country, but blamed what she termed “radical environmentalists” for bottling up American energy policy.

08/27/2011

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Electric Bills On The Rise? Check Your Cable Box

What uses the most electricity in your home? A recent study says cable TV boxes and DVRs (digital video recorders) may actually use more power than an efficient refrigerator.

06/27/2011

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Wind Power Project Holds Grand Opening In Cosmos

One of the largest community wind power developments in Minnesota has celebrated its grand opening.

06/23/2011

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Short-Film Contest Promotes Solar Power In Minn.

A group that backs the expanded use of solar power in Minnesota is kicking off a short-film contest.

06/02/2011

Lori Swanson, CenterPoint Energy, Attorney General

AG Asks To Suspend CenterPoint Tiered Gas Rates

Attorney General Lori Swanson says Centerpoint Energy is to blame for a “spike” in some people’s gas prices.

06/01/2011

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Xcel Files Plan To Meet Clean Energy Mandate Early

Officials at Colorado’s largest energy provider say they’re continuing a program encouraging home solar sources to help them meet the state’s renewable energy mandate.

05/13/2011

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Dayton Orders State To Conserve Energy, Retrofit

Gov. Mark Dayton is directing state agencies to conserve energy, use more recycled paper and save on gas.

04/08/2011

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St. Paul Mayor To Unveil Large Solar Installation

The installation of a large collection of solar panels atop the St. Paul RiverCentre is complete.

03/17/2011

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Negotiations On Minn. Nuclear Power Change Ramp Up

The push to open Minnesota up to more nuclear power is nearing its final stages at the state Capitol.

03/11/2011

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Minn. House Backs Move Toward More Nuclear Power

A notable shift in Minnesota energy policy won approval from the state House on Thursday, when lawmakers voted to dump a ban on construction of new nuclear power plants.

02/17/2011

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Economy Gains Strength In 9 Midwest States

The economy is gaining strength in nine Midwest and Plains states because global growth and continued low interest rates have provided a boost to agriculture and energy businesses, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

02/02/2011

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High Court Will Review Climate Change Lawsuit

In a new case about climate change, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal from electric utilities that are trying to short-circuit an effort by states to force cuts in power plant emissions.

12/06/2010

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Good To Know: Responses To ‘Energy’ In Politics

Tuesday night’s Good to Know got a lot of response. It was about why candidates for office this November aren’t talking about energy policy. So Don Shelby, opens the mailbag for some reaction.

10/28/2010

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Good To Know: Where’s The ‘Energy’ In Politics?

As Election Day draws near, there is a certain subject that politicians are afraid to broach. The subject is energy policy. Don Shelby says somebody in leadership ought to start talking, right now.

10/27/2010

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Good To Know: The Green, Grand, Google

There is interesting news out of Wall Street. Google, the internet search engine, blew past all projections and drove stocks higher than expected. Don Shelby says Google and its kind may become more powerful than we can imagine.

10/15/2010

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 6/19/10

Here are some of the highlights from Esme’s show on June 19th: Esme continues her series of interviews with this year’s Gubernatorial candidates as democratic hopeful Matt Entenza joins her in-studio. How does the oil […]

06/20/2010

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