Wind energy capacity continues to expand in Minnesota

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Wind is becoming more popular in Minnesota Wind energy is growing quickly in Minnesota, according to new information from the Department of Energy. The state has been showing strong support for wind power for some time. In recent years, this support has helped Minnesota’s wind capacity increase significantly. Now, wind energy accounts for approximately 18% of all electricity generated in the state. Minnesota currently ranks seventh in the nation in terms of wind energy capacity. State’s wind energy capacity grew by 10% last year According to the Department of Energy,…

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Renewable energy may help Minnesota’s economy

Report highlights the potential of renewable energy projects in the state Renewable energy projects could have a major economic impact in Minnesota. The state has seen many changes to its energy landscape over the past 10 years. Coal was once the dominant form of power in Minnesota, but has given way to cleaner solutions, such as solar and wind power. The state’s energy policies have also begun to shift, showing more favor for renewable energy over fossil-fuels. A new report from the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab suggests that…

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Minnesota utility seeks to expand its solar and wind energy capacity

Minnesota Power is calling for proposals to increase its clean energy capacity Minnesota Power has released a series of requests for proposals for large-scale solar and wind energy projects. The requests for proposals is part of the utility’s EnergyForward strategy. The strategy aims to diversify Minnesota’s power supply, which will allow the utility to better serve consumers. One of the priorities of the EnergyForward initiative is to provide consumers with reliable and cost effective access to electrical power. State continues to invest in renewable energy Minnesota Power will be evaluating…

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Xcel to double its alternative energy efforts in Minnesota

The company has more wind energy compared to any other American utility. Xcel Energy, the U.S. electricity and natural gas utility, wants to increase the amount of electricity it receives from alternative energy sources in the Upper Midwest, specifically solar and wind energy, by more than two times the current amount. Xcel wants to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. In Minnesota, alone, the utility serves 1.2 energy customers. Xcel believes that by 2030 it can lower its greenhouse gas emission by 40%, if it expands its renewable energy efforts…

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