While the Sioux nation has been in the spotlight almost daily for its opposition to construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, it has much more quietly been pursuing renewable energy development on the Standing Rock Reservation and other tribal lands across North and South Dakota.
A proposal in South Dakota would spread tax benefits from wind farms across the entire state, diminishing a key selling point developers have with landowners.
A South Dakota legislative committee on Friday killed a bill that would have required regulated utilities in the state to use a standard set of criteria in establishing an avoided-cost rate.
Advocates in South Dakota are seeking more transparency in the way customers with solar power are compensated for electricity they feed back to the grid.
Students in South Dakota will be taught about climate change in public schools subsequent to a unanimous vote by the state’s board of education this week.