As the messy, four-year dispute comes to a close, we spoke with two people close to the controversy as well as an expert on the wind industry for their perspective on what, if any, legacy or lessons the case leaves behind.
WIND: It’s officially over for the controversial Goodhue wind farm in Minnesota, as developers tell state regulators they’re no longer pursuing the project. (Minnesota Public Radio) FERC: Amid Republican charges that he’s “outside the mainstream,” Ron Binz’s nomination to lead FERC is far from a sure thing. Meanwhile, a former Iowa official says he was […]
Three prominent Minnesota environmental and community action organizations recently announced they are joining forces in an effort to close a solid waste incinerator on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.
POLICY: A bipartisan group says U.S. energy policy is “like an orchestra without a conductor,” and offers a blueprint to move forward. (Midwest Energy News) WIND: Minnesota regulators delay a decision on the Goodhue wind farm, Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission will reconsider a wind farm application today that they had rejected last month, and an […]
WIND: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission may revoke the permit for the controversial Goodhue wind energy project in two weeks, citing questions about its ownership, utility contract and wildlife protection plan. In Michigan, Consumers Energy is adding 105-megawatts of new wind capacity. (Star Tribune, CBS Detroit) EFFICIENCY: A recent study says energy conservation efforts are hindered […]