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August 14 -- Xcel Energy said Tuesday it will purchase another wind farm being developed in North Dakota, the fourth wind power project the Minneapolis-based utility has announced in the past month. >>View Article

August 2 -- With the addition of another wind farm in North Dakota, the Duluth-based utility expects to meet its mandate 10 years early. Another Minnesota utility is investing in wind power to take advantage of its current low cost and an extended federal tax credit. >>View Article

June 12 -- Looking for a job to help you save the planet? You live in the right state for it.  According to Environmental Entreprenuers, an environmental policy group that studies Green jobs, Minnesota ranked 10th in the nation in adding new clean-energy jobs in the first quarter of 2013. The 189 new jobs, the group said in a June 4 report, come from 83 announced projects in the state as well as 106 projects that are in progress. >>View Article

May 24 -- Minnesota’s investor-owned utilities will be required to get 1.5 percent of their power from solar energy by 2020 under legislation signed by Gov. Mark Dayton. >>View Article

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:39

In Minnesota, Solar Tops Clean Energy Agenda

January 9 -- This could be the year major solar legislation sees the light of day in Minnesota.  A Democratic sweep in November has clean energy advocates optimistic about their causes following two years of legislative control by conservative Republicans. >>View Article

January 8 -- Count us among those who are pleased that the deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff also included an extension of the wind production tax credit. >>View Article 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 16:40

Crowd-Funding For Solar Power

January 15 -- For the first time in Minnesota, an electric power cooperative is offering its customers an alternative -- investing in a community-owned solar-power array, and getting credit for the output on their utility bills. >>View Article

January 7 -- A new system built near Slayton, Minn., with more than 7,000 solar panels is part of the boom in solar installations in Minnesota and across the United States.  >>View Article

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