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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Clean Energy

The real health and environmental costs of Minnesota’s electricity

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Back in the mid-1990s, Fresh Energy supported a law that requires the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to account for the total cost of electricity generation in its electricity planning—including health and environmental costs. Why? Because the real cost of our electricity includes more than just the cost of the fuel.

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Global Warming

Fighting global warming

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Global warming is a big challenge, but the solution isn’t overwhelmingly complicated: we must transition from the inefficient use of fossil fuels to the efficient use of clean energy. Clean energy solutions are practical and feasible, and we need to implement them on a large enough scale to match the size of the challenge.

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