Xcel Energy recently refunded customers who volunteered to pay extra to support wind energy, which is now among the cheapest sources of electricity.
The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in northern Minnesota has a vision to eventually incorporate solar and microgrids as part of a tribal-run utility.
In the shadow of an Xcel Energy nuclear power plant, the Minnesota reservation plans to make a big investment in solar, a microgrid, and energy efficiency.
Voters could flip legislatures in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina, potentially opening the door to more aggressive climate policy.
A coalition of 10 environmental groups is trying to change the perception that natural gas is cheap or clean.