Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: Proposed Solar Standard is Cheap Compared to Minnesota Utilities’ Rate Increases

I wonder why Xcel Energy ignores solar when it asks ratepayers to finance 3 new natural gas plants for new peaking capacity in Minnesota, I interview Brian Minish about the remarkable 600-owner South Dakota Wind Partners community wind project, and Minnesota utilities fail to mention that the 1.33% rate hike proposed in the solar …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States

Coming to you from the distributed energy guru   I wonder why Xcel Energy ignores solar when it asks ratepayers to finance 3 new natural gas plants for new peaking capacity in Minnesota, I interview Brian Minish about the remarkable 600-owner South Dakota Wind Partners community wind project, and Minnesota utilities fail to mention that the …

Wind Tops 10 Percent Share of Electricity in Five U.S. States

Wind Tops 10 Percent Share of Electricity in Five U.S. States J. Matthew Roney www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2012/highlights27 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight April 14, 2012 A new picture is emerging in the U.S. power sector. In 2007, electricity generation from coal peaked, dropping by close to 4 percent annually between 2007 and …

Today’s Study: What People In New Energy Expect

NewEnergyNews Daily Headlines click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ Today At Newenergynews, 2-22: * Today’s Study: What People In New Energy Expect * Quick News, 2-22: The Budget And New Energy; Canada Politics Blocks Great Lakes Wind; 1,000 Mw Of So Dakota Wind; Glass, Plastics, Metals & Big Sun Yesterday …