Legislators Aim For Common Ground On Minnesota Energy FutureMinnesota legislators have been meeting informally to try to find common ground on the state's energy future.
Minneapolis Ranks Among Top 5 U.S. Cities For Clean EnergyBoston ranked first, followed by San Francisco and Seattle. Washington rounded out the top 5.
Walz Touts Clean Energy Jobs Amid Uncertain Nuclear FutureThe annual report by the industry group Clean Energy Economy Minnesota says more than 61,000 residents now work in clean energy industries.
'We Must Take Immediate Action': Walz, Flanagan Propose 100 Percent Clean Energy In Minn. By 2050Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan say immediate action is needed to combat the threat of climate change and on Monday unveiled a proposal to lead Minnesota to 100 percent clean energy.
Activists Seek 100 Percent Clean Energy Goal For MinnesotaClimate change activists have launched a campaign at the Capitol to move Minnesota toward 100 percent clean energy.
Gov. Dayton Touts Clean Energy Job GrowthClean energy companies want certainty that the state's clean energy policy will continue in the future.
Report Shows Minn. Can Power Economy On Clean EnergyElectricity rates are projected to decrease and thousands of new jobs in the wind and solar industries would be created.
Report: Minnesota's Clean Energy Economy Is BoomingLt. Gov. Tina Smith said in a statement that the report’s findings are "further proof" that renewable energy is good for the state’s economy, health and environment.
Minnesota’s Clean Energy Sector Expected To GrowMore than 54,000 Minnesotans work in the state's clean energy sector, and industry analysts say that number is expected to grow.
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.