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Global Warming

J. Drake Hamilton meets President Obama in the White House

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The President invited Fresh Energy’s science policy director, J. Drake Hamilton, to join him at a small group meeting in the White House prior to his historic announcement of the single greatest step the United States has taken thus far to combat climate change.

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Minnesota Power announces end of coal at Taconite Harbor 1&2 by 2020

Clean energy organizations applaud Minnesota Power for announcing plans to cease burning coal at its Taconite Harbor 1 and 2 old coal-burning power plant on Lake Superior’s North Shore near Schroeder, Minn. Minnesota Power will idle the plant in fall 2016 and cease burning coal in 2020.

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Global Warming

News Advisory: New analysis finds that closing oldest 2 units at Sherco coal plant would mean big health and carbon savings for consumers

For the first time, independent analysts had access to the same modeling software and data used by utilities to develop their resource plans. This new analysis, filed with the Public Utilities Commission today, shows that Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy can reduce costs and harmful air pollution for Minnesota consumers by retiring two units at the Sherburne County Generating Station (Sherco) coal-fired power plant.

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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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