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Most people realize that building a new power plant isn’t as simple as, say, putting up a pole barn. But do you know what’s actually involved?

Linda Taylor, a colleague at Fresh Energy, walks us through the process in her latest blog post. Step #1, for instance, is “Put off retirement plans for next 10-15 years,” which should give you a sense of what’s coming next…

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.