RELEASE: Judge Recommends Use of the Social Cost of Carbon

St. Paul, MN (April 15, 2016) – A new report recommends using the federal “social cost of carbon” when estimating the health and economic impacts of carbon dioxide pollution in the State of Minnesota, with a couple of minor suggested amendments. The report was submitted to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) by an administrative law judge earlier today.

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Transportation & Land Use

325,000 reserved the new Tesla – what does it mean for EVs?

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This is the latest is a series of events showing the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in Minnesota and nationally, including an all-electric room at the Twin Cities Auto Show and a steep discount on the Nissan Leaf in the month of March. With the Chevy Bolt (another 200 mile electric vehicle expected to cost around $35,000) set to release next year, a year ahead of the Model 3, a new issue is about to be raised in the world of electric vehicles: the downside of being first to market.

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Seattle’s experience with electric buses


As transit agencies in Minnesota consider transitioning their fleets to zero-emission, battery-electric buses and providing clean, quiet transportation for our communities, one successful example to watch is King County Metro, metro Seattle’s transit agency.

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