Aug

26

Minnesota coal pollution costs over $2 billion a year in health and environmental impacts

Pollution not only harms our environment, it also costs Minnesotans a huge amount of money every year. Here in Minnesota, pollution from coal plants alone costs us at least 2 billion dollars a year in health and environmental impacts, and that number continues to grow. Post by Kristian Nyberg, Energy Program Coordinator.

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Jun

25

Smart Solar Projects: the Future of Good Business in Minnesota

Minnesota is about to get a lot more clean energy from a new ground breaking solar project. The Aurora Solar Project, developed by Geronimo, LLC, is a 100 megawatt (MW) project, which will be located at 21 different sites across the state.

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May

27

Governor Dayton’s Clean Energy Leadership

The 2015 legislative session was a disaster for those passionate about clean water, clean air, and renewable energy in greater Minnesota. While CURE focused on increasing both the renewable energy standard & the energy efficiency standard through the Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a complete repeal of the state’s […]

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Apr

27

State Lawmakers Attack Clean Energy On Earth Day

Over the past 4 months, the CURE Energy Program has been hard at work organizing support for increasing the state’s Renewable Energy Standard. In February, we brought grassroots supporters from western Minnesota to the state capitol. We invited citizens to town hall meetings with state lawmakers in Morris, Granite Falls, Moorhead, and Willmar. Farmers, business […]

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Mar

24

Minnesota’s Clean Energy Plan’s First Victory

Last Thursday, the Senate Environment and Energy Committee passed two significant components of a responsible Minnesota Clean Energy Plan—policy improving the state’s Renewable Energy Standard to 40 percent by 2030 and the yearly energy savings goal from 1.5 to 2 percent—as part of their omnibus bill (Senate File 1431).

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