April 8, 2019
St. Cloud has gone from virtually no renewable energy, excluding the city’s hydroelectric dam operated by Xcel Energy, to covering nearly 65 percent of the power for its public facilities over the past three years.
Minnesota is leading the charge on the clean energy transformation taking place across the U.S. energy landscape.
March 20, 2019
Minnesota is rapidly changing how it produces electricity, according to a report released earlier this month by energy research group BloombergNEF.
Minnesota has "some of the best wind resources in the U.S.," new report says.
Gov. Tim Walz has set an ambitious goal for Minnesota to get 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050.
February 14, 2019
A survey conducted by nonprofit organization The Solar Foundation found Minnesota’s solar job total has increased from 1,995 in 2015 to 4,602 in 2018, making it 15th in the nation for solar workforce size.
January 23, 2019
Smart grid upgrades may offer less risk in some areas, but experts say conventional transmission projects are still needed in others.
Minnesota has cut its greenhouse gas emissions steadily in recent years as electric utilities around the state gave up coal to fire their generators.
November 16, 2018
Representative Kiel has championed a bill the past two legislative sessions that would assist Minnesota homeowners in addressing the financial challenges associated with purchasing an advanced biomass heating system.
November 1, 2018
Clean energy jobs are booming, especially in Minnesota. Employment in Minnesota’s energy sector could increase by 300 percent, according to a recent study conducted by the McKnight Foundation.