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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Clean Energy

Minnesota energy regulators vote 4 to 1 to update the real health and environmental costs of electricity generation

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On December 19, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 4 to 1 to support Fresh Energy’s October 9 petition to update the environmental cost values used in electricity planning in Minnesota. The outcome of this work could have significant consequences for Minnesota’s coal-burning power plants, improving the economics of cleaner energy sources.

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Clean Energy

Thousands of Minnesotans weigh in on the future of Sherco 1 and 2

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Smart energy policy has put Minnesota on a clean energy path that is creating economic development and thousands of jobs—all while cutting the carbon pollution that causes global warming. But as Minnesota decision and policy makers design policies to increase renewable energy, we need to close the loopholes that allow the biggest cause of global warming—coal-burning power plants—to keep spewing massive amounts of carbon into the air.

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