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.
Minnesota To Consider Using Energy Storage For Peaker PlantsGas peaker plants may be among the first casualties of a new Minnesota law requiring utilities to include energy storage as part of their long-range plans.
University Of Minnesota, Puerto Rico Groups Explore EnergyThe University of Minnesota is working with partners in Puerto Rico to explore more resilient energy sources after Hurricane Maria left the island without electricity for months in 2017.
Switch To LED Lights This Holiday Season, Xcel Energy SaysWhen looking for an easy way to save money and energy this holiday season, you might not have to look further than out your front door-- by switching to LED lights.
'Energy Dominance': Trump Administration Eyes Military Bases For Coal, Gas ExportsThe Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel exports, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and two Republican lawmakers.
Gov. Dayton Touts Clean Energy Job GrowthClean energy companies want certainty that the state's clean energy policy will continue in the future.
Missouri May Soon Have Solar Panels on RoadwaysThis past session Missouri lawmakers gave permission to launch the practice on a trial basis.
Natural Gas Hits Lowest Price In 14 YearsSome of you may have noticed that your gas bill is cheaper- and it's not just because you're using less gas to heat your home.
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.
May Economic Report Suggests Slow Growth Ahead In MidwestSlower economic growth is likely through the end of the third quarter this year for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday. The survey report says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 50.4 last month from 52.7 in April.
Republican Lawmaker In An Electric Car, And Loving ItState Rep. Pat Garofalo sings the praises of the nation's fracking revolution while he wipes down his electric car. Let that sink in for a bit.
Mpls. Unveils Parking Ramp Charging StationsThe City of Minneapolis just offered more opportunities for visitors to stay plugged in, literally. The city said they have finished installing 36 new charging stations for electric vehicles in a pair of downtown parking ramps.
Do You Need A Vitamin B12 Shot?Vitamin B12 shots have become something of a celebrity fad, with proponents claiming the supplement boosts energy levels, reduces stress and help with weight loss. Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Lindsay Lohan and Katy Perry all reportedly get them.
Good Question: Which Electronics Are Costing You The Most?Every year, the average American family spends more than $100 on energy costs to power appliances that have been turned off. These “vampire appliances” - like televisions, cable boxes, DVD players, etc. - continue to use power once we turn off the power switch. According to the Department of Energy, this vampire power accounts for 4 to 5 percent of the energy use in a home. As is the case with almost all appliances, when we turn something “off,” it’s still usually “on” in standby mode.
Judge Weighs ND Challenge To Minn. Energy LawA federal judge is weighing the constitutionality of a Minnesota law that North Dakota says unfairly blocks its utilities from exporting electricity from new coal-fired power plants. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson heard arguments in the case Thursday in St. Paul.