A Minnesota representative is citing opposition to a wind farm in his district in a call for Congress to end support for Section 1603 renewable energy grants.
FRACKING: University of Minnesota researchers develop a technique to clean up fracking wastewater with bacteria trapped inside a silica gel. (Midwest Energy News) ALSO: Industry pioneers who developed modern fracking techniques say it was the result of decades of federal investment, and that the same resource commitment should be made for renewable energy; and three […]
COAL: As deadlines loom for a deal cut with the state of Illinois to cut sulfur dioxide emissions, Ameren now says it needs more time. (Midwest Energy News) CLIMATE: NASA’s James Hansen takes to the Washington Post editorial page to announce a new study linking recent extreme heat events to climate change, while congressional Republicans […]
Officials in rural Minnesota say a controversial wind farm should be reconsidered because their local law isn’t being adhered to. Will the $179 million project be able to withstand another bump in the road?
WIND: A Minnesota appeals court rejects a challenge from opponents of the Goodhue Wind project that sought to require developers to abide by a restrictive county ordinance. (Rochester Post-Bulletin) OIL: InsideClimate News publishes the first installment of a three-part investigative series on the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill. The report is also available as an […]