News Release | Environment Minnesota

President Obama, Congress save wind power in fiscal cliff agreement

Today, President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the ‘fiscal cliff.’ The main federal incentives for wind power – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – expired on December 31, 2012, but with today’s new law the tax credits will be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of wind power in Minnesota and across the country.

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Minnesota Business Leaders, Elected Officials, Sportsmen, and Environmental Groups Urge Congress to Support Wind Power

Today Environment Minnesota, along with 34 other Minnesota business leaders, elected officials, sportsmen, and environmental groups, delivered a letter to Congress asking them to extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Offshore Wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) before they expire at the end of the year.

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Wind Energy in Minnesota Prevents as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 757,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

Duluth, MN – As the Duluth flood and its aftermath prompt more Minnesotans to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Minnesota released a new Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center report today that shows that Minnesota’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 757,000 cars off the road per year.  Minnesota has also suffered from severe drought this year, and the report shows that wind power saves enough water to meet the needs of 59,800 Minnesotans.

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The Mississippi River and the Gulf Dead Zone

Environment Minnesota is holding its next Green Ideas & Ham monthly breakfast forum on Tuesday Nov. 20 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. This month’s topic is the massive dead zone 16,000 kilometers large that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico, where the Mississippi River meets the coast in Louisiana. The pollution that causes this dead zone starts right here in Minnesota.

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Clean Water Act Turns 40 – Progress Made, More Needed

Today, October 18, 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a landmark environmental law.  The Clean Water Act was enacted after years of citizen outrage about massive and persistent water pollution across the count

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