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In Response: Embrace clean energy, enjoy lower utility bills

April 11, 2019 / Duluth News Tribune By Annie Levenson-Falk A couple of opinion pieces published in the News Tribune in recent weeks incorrectly called into question the reliability and affordability of clean energy in Minnesota. A “Statewide View” column headlined, “Minnesotans ought to be concerned by state’s sweeping energy transformation,” was published March 26;…

Reader’s View: Carbon pricing the energy answer

April 9, 2019 / Duluth News Tribune By Katya Gordon I appreciated the concern expressed in the March 29 letter about transforming to renewable energy (Reader’s View: “100 percent renewables not possible”). The letter decried a my-way-or-the-highway approach to energy, and I completely agreed. All decisions must be made with shared values and in civil…

Chamber announces this year’s luncheon speaker

March 14, 2019 / Albert Lea Tribune Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce has announced the speaker for its annual agriculture lunch and Farm Family of the Year recognition. The event is scheduled for noon March 19 in the  Fairlane Building at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. Following the presentation of the Farm Family of the Year…

PUC order keeps Minnesota ahead of the curve on performance-based rates

January 11, 2019 / Utility Dive By Peter Maloney Dive Brief: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Tuesday issued an order that keeps the state in the forefront of the movement away from traditional cost-of-service rate making and toward performance-based rates. The PUC’s order, the culmination of a process that began in September 2017, establishes the…

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