New Powerline Study Finds That Local Wind Energy Generation Can Avoid New Transmission Lines

Date: 17 Jun 2008 | posted in: Energy, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: 612-276-3456 New Powerline Study Finds That Local Wind Energy Generation Can Avoid New Transmission Lines Abundant Opportunity Identified for New Community-Based Renewable Energy Development Throughout Minnesota   Minneapolis, Minn.— (June 17, 2008). Yesterday, the … Read More

Al Gore’s Carbon Solution Won’t Stop Climate Change

At the Oscars, former Vice President Al Gore and megastar actor Leonardo DiCaprio informed a billion viewers that this was the first"green Oscar," at least with respect to global warming. The hosts had purchased sufficient greenhouse gas offsets to allow them to free the event of any responsibility for increasing greenhouse gases.

Twodays later, Al Gore and emission offsets were again in the news when reports circulated that his Nashville house consumed 20 times more energy than a typical house. His spokesman responded: The Gore family had purchased green electricity and carbon offsets in sufficient quantities to render the house’s net contribution to global warming as zero.

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Energizing and Transforming Rural America With a New Agriculture and Trade Policy

Date: 19 Jan 2007 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This year offers a rare historical opportunity for our nation to marry energy and agricultural policy objectives. The new 110th Congress will be revisiting the 2005 energy bill and reauthorizing the 2002 farm bill, giving congressional leaders the chance to link increased rural prosperity and energy security. Two reports released today will be useful guides.

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Minnesota’s Future Wind Energy Development An Opportunity to Nurture Local Ownership

Date: 13 Feb 2006 | posted in: Energy, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2006 Contact: David Morris or John Bailey, 612-276-3456 Minnesota’s Future Wind Energy Development An Opportunity to Nurture Local Ownership MINNEAPOLIS –  “In the next five years, Minnesota is poised to become the community-owned wind … Read More

Community Based Energy Development Moving Ahead in Minnesota

Date: 16 Dec 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A Community Based Energy Development (C-BED) organization has been formed to help landowners and/or investors make connections with each other. C-BED tariffs have been filed for approval by a handful of Minnesota utilities. And the Governor’s office has pledged that at least 800 MW of C-BED wind energy projects will be operational by 2010.

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MN Cooperative Seeks Up to 120 MW of Community Based Energy Development (C-BED)

Date: 4 Nov 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Great River Energy (GRE), a Minnesota-based generation and transmission electric cooperative, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a total of 120 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy resources. At least 20 MW and up to 120 MW may come from Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) proposals if the cost of the C-BED projects are not more than 10 percent above the cost of non C-BED projects.

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