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NextEra Energy Resources adds to Minnesota community solar boom

“Community solar gardens represent a creative and efficient model for an electric company to meet its customers’ and its own sustainability goals,” said Matt Handel, vice president of development for NextEra Energy Resources

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Everyday chemicals rival car as source of air pollution, study says

In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists says that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner

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Stable numbers, but Minnesota’s moose are not out of the woods

Researchers estimated 3,030 moose in northeastern Minnesota in early- to mid-January, statistically unchanged from last year’s estimate of 3,710

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Minnesota’s VW settlement may pay for cleaner vehicles

Minnesota will spend $11.75 million on cleaner trucks, buses and cars if the state’s proposal for the first funds from a legal settlement with Volkswagen is accepted by the public and the trustee

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PUC, SMMPA and climate change

The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made several appeals to its power provider, the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) to develop a plan to deal with the possible impact to the energy grid – and the natural world around us — from climate change

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Native View: Solar, wind mean jobs for Minnesota

These tariffs may reduce projected new solar construction in the U.S. by 7.6 gigawatts over the next five years, according to GTM Research. We shall see

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A fresh history of modern green politics, overlooked because of timing

If you are interested in understanding the battering quality of American environmental politics in recent times, “Getting to Green” could be the book for you

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Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

Trump’s proposed 2019 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency released Monday would cut funding by 90 percent for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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Solar array makes dream a reality

building in downtown Duluth is a fitting backdrop to the shining solar array, set like stage lights to emphasize her point

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Xcel Energy showing clean energy a win for utilities, consumers, environment

Ben Fowke, the president and CEO of Xcel Energy, recently announced an ambitious plan to cut the utility’s carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030. To reach that goal, Xcel Energy will double down on clean energy

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