Global Warming

What does the historic Paris climate agreement mean for Minnesota?

At the end of last year, 195 countries at the Paris Climate Summit agreed to the first-ever global agreement to cut carbon. The agreement reflects the momentum that cities, companies, countries, and civil society groups have built since the first international climate conference in 1992.

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Global Warming

2015 was the world’s hottest year ever recorded – it’s time for action

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Today, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released data showing that 2015 was by far the warmest year on record, surpassing 2014 by an unprecedented 1.6 degrees Celsius. These new data confirm that now is the time to take global action to address climate. Thankfully, 194 countries from around the world now have a framework in place to move in that direction. On the heels of the historic Paris Agreement, it’s crucial that Minnesota continue to lead by example on energy policy that can grow local businesses and create well-paying jobs all while reducing emissions from dirty, imported fuels.

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Global Warming

Expert Analysis finds that the Clean Power Plan is not a threat to Midwestern power grid reliability

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The emerging modern, efficient power grid must be designed and operated to reduce environmental impacts, including allowing Minnesota and its neighbors to comply with the nation’s first limits on carbon pollution from our existing coal-burning power plants; these standards, to be finalized this summer, are known as the Clean Power Plan.

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Clean Energy

Call for Minnesota Leadership on Clean Power Plan

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The Clean Power Plan marks an historic opportunity for the U.S., a single action that will save lives and cut the pollution that causes global warming, while spurring the growth of clean energy sources and family-sustaining jobs in our state. Learn what you can do to make sure Minnesota uses the Clean Power Plan to expand our clean energy economy and jobs.

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