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Kraemers Dairy farm harvests the wind

03/31/2015

A few years ago they noticed that the $14,000 they paid each year in electric bills were expenses going off the farm with no return. The Kraemers began their education into renewable energy and have become a champion for independent generators in the pro

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The Road to Sustainablity

12/04/2014

Jerry and Ruth Pillath make their living on the dairy farm Jerry’s family settled a generation ago.

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WWII Vet Wins Metcalf Drawing

09/29/2014

I never win anything,” exclaimed Michael Norris when we revealed that his prize was $1,000 plus renewable energy for a year through the REpower Now Program. “But, I saw the sign and I thought I would have a go at it.”

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Without Much Straining, Minnesota Reins In Its Utilities’ Carbon Emissions

08/07/2014

Today, Minnesota gets more of its power from wind than all but four other states, and the amount of coal burned at power plants has dropped by more than a third from its 2003 peak. And while electricity consumption per person has been slowly falling natio

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Stanford scientist unveils 50-state plan to transform U.S. to renewable energy

08/04/2014

Stanford University scientist Mark Jacobson has developed a 50-state roadmap for transforming the United States from dependence on fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

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Coal fuel shortage threatens Xcel and Dairyland

08/04/2014

Newly released documents show the coal delivery shortage that threatens to shutter one of Dairyland Power’s two coal-fired plants has also caused a fuel shortage at one of Minnesota’s largest electricity generators.

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"Millions of People Investing in Solar" — Billy Parish Explains the Power of Crowd Finance

06/12/2014

For years, the only effective way to go solar was to have tens of thousands of dollars and a sunny roof. Investing in solar was nearly impossible. Not'ny more...

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The White House report on Climate Change

05/06/2014

Explore highlights of the National Climate Assessment including an Overview, the report’s 12 overarching findings, and a summary of impacts by region.

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Union of Concerned Scientists - The Time for Wind and Solar Energy Is Now

05/05/2014

To avoid the worst of the worst, IPCC scientists say emissions will have to be reduced 40 percent to 70 percent by 2050 and warn that we only have a 15-year window to reverse course.

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The case for a carbon tax

04/25/2014

It's still possible to avert catastrophic human-caused climate change, but the world's nations must push much harder to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions — and very soon.

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