Electric Vehicles Are The Future — Yes, Even In Your Neck Of The Woods

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 03:35:16 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Katherine Catalano We’re in the midst of a major technological shift in the way we transport people and goods, the likes of which we haven’t seen since we first embraced Henry Ford’s new invention and let our horses focus on showjumping. I’m talking about the shift from […]

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Minnesota Becomes A Clean Cars State

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 13:53:00 +0000

Courtesy of the Office of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. [July 26, St. Paul, MN] — Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan celebrated clean car standards taking effect in Minnesota. The new standards, finalized by a notice in the state register today, reduce carbon emissions, create good-paying jobs, […]

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Water Protectors Fighting Line 3 Arrested, Army Corps To Review Line 5

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 21:40:31 +0000

The Biden administration said it will review Enbridge’s controversial Line 5 pipeline, as arrests of Indigenous water protectors fighting to stop the company’s construction of it’s Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline continue. The Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it would mount an extensive review of the Line 5 pipeline, which lies on the floor of […]

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Oil Pipeline Crossing Native Community Lands Gets Support From Minnesota Court

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 01:35:47 +0000

Minnesota state appeals court ruled in favor of the Line 3 pipeline on Monday, upholding key approvals by state regulators. The three-judge panel found Minnesota’s Public Utility Commission did not act improperly when it granted Enbridge permits concerning the route and “certificate of need” for its controversial tar sands oil pipeline expansion. Pipeline opponents are considering […]

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Women Are Hurt More By Climate Causes & Impacts

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 11:00:53 +0000

New reporting highlights the disproportionate burden, caused at both ends of the climate change cycle, borne by women. In Minnesota, where Enbridge is seeking to build its controversial Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline, warnings from Indigenous groups over the link between the influx of extractive industry workers and sexual violence are coming to fruition, the Guardian reports. Crisis […]

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Clean Cars Minnesota: A Win For Public Health, Innovation, & The Environment

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 02:03:49 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Samantha Houston This blog post was written with substantial input from Alyssa Tsuchiya. On Friday, a Minnesota administrative law judge ruled the state can proceed with finalizing new clean car standards that will give Minnesotans more control over air quality improvements and progress toward the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, as well […]

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Line 5 Pipeline Continues Operation, Violating Michigan Order

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 23:18:54 +0000

Enbridge continued operating its Line 5 oil pipeline through the environmentally ultra-sensitive Straits of Mackinac, defying an order by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shut down the pipeline. The Canadian pipeline company’s defiance of the order is a dramatic development in a long-running showdown between it and Michigan. Enbridge, which is also seeking to build […]

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Hosting Capacity Analysis Could Simplify Grid Interconnection For Distributed Energy Resources

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:35:31 +0000

Originally published at ilsr.org. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has required that Xcel Energy, the largest electricity provider in Minnesota, conduct annual hosting capacity analysis reports since 2016. These reports identify where the grid can accommodate additional distributed generation capacity (including rooftop and community solar) and the results are displayed on the company’s Hosting Capacity Map. Minnesota […]

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