Snow can temporarily slow solar panel output, but the impact tends to be small and short-lived, a developer says.
As gas tax revenue declines, proposals would raise or create new fees for hybrids and electric vehicles.
A western Minnesota wind-solar project is among the first of its kind in the country but won’t be the last.
The utility says its interim goal of 80 percent carbon reduction by 2030 can be met with existing technology.
A dip in wind output during last month’s deep freeze is now fueling debate about the nation’s embrace of renewable energy.