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Customers, clean energy groups unite against Minnesota natural gas plant

October 17, 2018 / US Energy News By Frank Jossi The northern Minnesota utility has an opportunity to convince regulators of its need at a meeting Thursday in Duluth. In an unusual convergence of opinion, clean energy groups and large industrial companies are asking Minnesota regulators to block a utility’s investment in a new combined-cycle…

Harness the sun, save money; Oakdale hosts ‘Solar Power Hour’ workshop

October 5, 2018 / Pioneer Press By Deanna Weniger Oakdale residents will get a chance to learn about solar options for their home or business and how to save money on their utility bills at an upcoming presentation at City Hall. The city is hosting a “Solar Power Hour” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 led…

Reader’s View: Clean-energy future now, can’t include gas plants

September 20, 2018 / Duluth News Tribune By Linda Herron In a Sept. 12 story, Kenny Blumenfeld, a senior climatologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, responding to a question about the cause of climate change, said: “The main culprit is greenhouse gas.” (The story was published at duluthnewstribune.com under the headline, “Experts say Minnesota’s…

Report Shows Minn. Can Power Economy On Clean Energy

July 31, 2018 / CBS Minnesota A new report released by the McKnight Foundation Tuesday reveals Minnesota could meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals, while reducing energy costs and tripling clean energy jobs. The report shows how the state could significantly reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by replacing the energy that is currently used…

Judge recommends against Minnesota Power’s proposed Superior plant

July 3, 2018 / Business North A Minnesota administrative law judge has decided Minnesota Power has not shown it needs to make 250 megawatts of new electricity available from a proposed generation plant in Superior. As a result,Judge Jeanne M. Cochran recommends the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) deny a plan for the Duluth-based utility…