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Analysis of Minnesota's 10 percent solar goal says it can be met economically five years early 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The study was commissioned by Minnesota Solar Pathways, which is made up of utilities, nonprofit groups and government agencies working together to implement Minnesota's 2013 solar energy law.
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Illinois' impending solar energy boom 14.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The state of Illinois is about to see a 2,000 percent increase in solar energy projects by 2025.
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How the humble lamp-post could help power our cities 6.11.2018 BBC: Technology
As more of half of us live in cities, scientists are looking at new ways of harnessing urban energy.
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Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change 5.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Audrey Holstead watched a puffin rocket in from the ocean with a beak dripping with fish. It zoomed over boulders in front of her bird blind and dropped with pinpoint accuracy into a narrow, dark crevice. Holstead’s skin crawled with electricity. Puffins come ashore with fish for only one reason: to feed a chick. This was the first feeding of the season observed at this particular hole. It belonged to the 173rd breeding pair of Atlantic puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, an island six miles off Pemaquid Point on Maine’s midcoast. That set a new record for the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, one of the world’s most famous bird restoration efforts. The season finished with 178 breeding pairs. “I just wanted to jump up and down and scream to the world,” Holstead says. “I did a little wiggly dance.” Holstead’s victory jig was one of several in the 45th summer of the project founded by Steve Kress, National ...
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Minneapolis, St. Paul get Bloomberg boost to address climate change 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Bloomberg Philanthropies has named both cities to its $70 million American Cities Climate Challenge, aimed at helping cities meet goals to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Future arrives in Minnesota as electric cooperative unveils battery project 27.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The state's first large-scale battery storage project can capture solar energy and save it for later.
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Reality Check: Which form of renewable energy is cheapest? 25.10.2018 BBC: Business
Caroline Lucas MP says that onshore wind energy is the cheapest. What are the figures behind her claim?
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The Environment Is on the November Ballot — Here’s What’s at Stake and Where 19.10.2018 Truthout.com
A handful of statewide ballot initiatives will test whether states can effectively counter environmental rollbacks.

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Regulators to decide: Does Minnesota need natural gas to transition to renewable energy? 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Public Utilities will hear final arguments Thursday in Minnesota Power's bid for a new natural gas plant in Superior, Wis. The utility argues it's key to increasing the amount of wind, solar and hydro power on its system.
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Climate change isn't just an environmental issue anymore 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"You can no longer separate climate into a distinct public policy issue," says one climate scientist. "It is about the economy, it's about jobs, the future."
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UK steps towards zero-carbon economy 15.10.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Ministers are responding to scientists' climate challenge. But are they doing enough so far?
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Energy developers applaud richer community solar incentives 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Community solar gardens initially attracted a lot of residential customers, but developers said higher costs caused such projects to make financial sense only for commercial customers.
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What does the UN climate change report mean for Minnesota? 9.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report details just how much scientists say we need to limit greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophe.
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Energy Conservation Jobs Come to Coal Country 7.10.2018 Truthout.com
A Kentucky program trains former coal miners in energy efficiency -- and rallies distressed communities.

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Ukraine builds solar plant near Chernobyl 6.10.2018 BBC: Science
Ukraine launches its first solar plant in the abandoned area around the former nuclear power station.
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Saudi Arabia Shelves Work on SoftBank's $200 Billion Solar Project 1.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Saudi Arabia has put on hold a $200 billion plan with SoftBank to build the world’s biggest solar-power-generation project, setting back another eye-catching transformation project in the kingdom.
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Space mining - Learning how to fuel an interplanetary gas station 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations drive me out of this process" as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomination.
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Country's newest solar factory opens on the Iron Range 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The first solar panel factory to open in the U.S. in 2018 started production last week in Mountain Iron, Minn. Three other solar manufacturers have closed in Minnesota since last year. But there's hope this factory will buck the trend.
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India's solar power ambitions 25.9.2018 BBC: Business
India has big solar ambitions, but could recent policy uncertainties cast a shadow on its plans?
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The weird and wonderful life of Elon Musk 19.9.2018 BBC: Business
Elon Musk has found success with PayPal and Tesla - and has a colourful private life to match.
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