The Billion Dollar Cost of Pollution in Minnesota – Factsheet 3

A factsheet related to the proposed Energy Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Act (EEPRA) in Minnesota during 1996-1997. EEPRA is a revenue neutral measure that proposes to increase energy taxes by $1.5 billion and to reduce existing taxes on labor or income by an equal amount.
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How Much Energy Does It Take To Make A Gallon Of Ethanol?

Date: 12 Aug 1995 | posted in: agriculture, Energy, environment | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

One of the most controversial issues relating to ethanol is the question of what environmentalists call the “net energy” of ethanol production. Simply put, is more energy used to grow and process the raw material into ethanol than is contained in the ethanol itself? In 1992, ILSR addressed this question. Our report, based on actual energy consumption data from farmers and ethanol plant operators, was widely disseminated and its methodology has been imitated by a number of other researchers. This paper updates the data in that original report and addresses some of the concerns that some reviewers of the original report expressed. … Read More

The Costs and Benefits of Closing Prairie Island

Date: 1 Nov 1993 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On June 8, 1993, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the Minnesota legislature has the authority to authorize an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at Prairie Island. The Court reasoned that since the facility might well become permanent … Read More

Beating the BTU Tax: The 6 Percent Solution

Date: 1 May 1993 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On February 17, 1993, President Clinton proposed a domestic energy tax, quickly dubbed the Btu tax.  When fully implemented in 1997, this tax will generate about $20 billion annually while imposing a small burden on any single customer.  The Administration … Read More

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