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US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 Million Tons Of Annual Coal Demand

April 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States is closing 46 coal-fired generating units at 25 electricity plants across 16 states over the next few years, transitioning to natural gas or intentionally closing them, and a new report shows that this will likely result in eliminating about 30 million tons of annual coal demand by the end of 2018.


US Wind Power Added Jobs More Than 9 Times Faster Than Overall US Economy

April 20th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

New figures published by the American Wind Energy Association show that the US wind energy industry added jobs at over 9 times faster than the overall US economy in 2016, reaching 102,500 jobs in all, helping to install more than 8 GW of new wind power and help investment reach more than $14 billion.


Minnesota Solar Incentive Programs Are Serving Even More Residents

April 14th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

The Minnesota Department of Commerce just announced their 2017 Made in Minnesota Solar PV Incentive Program lottery results. This year the program will support 679 new projects and 10.23 MW of capacity—that’s a lot! Minnesota Power’s SolarSense Program also expanded this year


At The 2-Year Mark, A Few Lessons From The Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership (Episode 40 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast)

April 3rd, 2017 | by John Farrell

Minneapolis garnered national attention when it formed a first-of-its-kind partnership with local utilities to advance sustainable, efficient energy policy. Now, as communities across the US increasingly push for influence over their energy futures, the Midwestern city offers a blueprint for what works and a taste of the challenges that come with cooperation.


6 States Leading The Way In Clean Energy & Climate Legislation

January 30th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Let’s face it. Going forward, the United States’ role in fighting the climate crisis on the international stage is uncertain. However, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, because states around the country are already leading the way in clean energy and climate legislation


Minnesota Dedicates Largest Solar Farm In Midwest, Shutters Two Coal Plants

October 26th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

This week, the North Star solar farm north of Minneapolis – St. Paul began producing electrical power for the first time. North Star is the largest solar farm in the midwest and will supply enough electricity to power 20,000 homes. The 15,000 solar panel installation took about 6 months to construct after all the necessary permits were obtained from local land owners



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