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Regulators approve natural gas plant proposal for Superior

October 29, 2018 / MPR News By Dan Kraker Minnesota is one step closer to having a new natural gas plant as part of its energy future. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 3-2 Monday to approve a proposal for a natural gas plant that would be built across the border from Duluth in Superior,…

Reader’s View: Support renewable energy, not gas plant

October 15, 2018 Duluth News Tribune By Ann Galbraith Miller Minnesota Power’s “EnergyForward” plan is misleadingly named considering the utility’s push for a natural-gas plant in Superior. Administrative Law Judge Jeanne Cochran deemed the project would not be in the public interest after considering testimony from both proponents and opponents, yet Minnesota Power continues to…

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 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…

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