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North Star Rising

It would be easy to assume that Minnesota has all the policy support it needs to see a healthy amount of solar installations. The state has a renewable energy standard that compels utilities to obtain 25 to 30 percent of their energy from renewable sources over the next decade and a half. However, the RES has largely gone to support wind development. Now a large and well-organized coalition is pushing to pass a solar electricity standard of 10 percent by 2030.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Getting off oil

America’s dependence on oil inflicts a heavy toll on our environment. There are many technologies and policy tools, however, that can curb America’s dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota releases plan to transition Minnesota off of oil

A comprehensive strategy to get off oil can reduce oil dependence in Minnesota by 1.13 billion gallons. In Minnesota alone, these savings would equal two and half times the amount that could be created by expanding dangerous deepwater drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific, according to a new report released today by Environment Minnesota.
 

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota’s Beach Closings Decrease

As Minnesotans flock to the beach this summer, pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to impact the coast of Lake Superior.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Time to Protect the Grand Canyon from Toxic Mining

On June 20, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is expected to make a major announcement at the Grand Canyon.

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