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As solar prices continue to fall, the demand for it is increasing.  More and more utilities, corporations and the general public want electricity produced from solar farms. They are attracted to its environmental and economic benefits. 

RPSSESMinnesota currently has a 1.5% Solar Energy Standard (SES) and a state goal of reaching 10 percent solar by 2030. This is separate from Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES).   […]   Read More »

Illinois' Bright Clean Energy Future

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Illinois is a leader in wind power in the nation — and the future of solar and energy storage is growing. Renewable energy is poised to continue delivering the benefits of clean energy for years to come. 

Illinois is currently 6th in the nation for installed wind capacity with over 2,300 MW of wind energy — enough to power 1,231,900 homes with clean, low-cost wind power. It also has a whopping 34 active manufacturing facilities that help make   […]   Read More »

Wind, Solar and Storage Are Powering US Economy

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The US economy revved its engine in 2018, and renewable energy is powering alongside. The 2019 Factbook from the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance highlights the recent growth of the renewable energy industry as the power sector continues to de-carbonize. In 2018, 19.5 GW of new renewable energy capacity was installed, mainly from wind and solar. Wind and solar power are increasingly powering our growing economy and providing new jobs and record-low   […]   Read More »

Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line will help deliver low-cost wind energy

By Guest Author | Jun. 5, 2019
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Building transmission infrastructure is necessary to keep up with the demands of our society’s growing dependence on electricity. Transmission lines like Cardinal-Hickory Creek have the added benefit of delivering wind energy from where it is harvested to where it is used. Since our electric grid operates at a regional level, states connect and trade electricity with other states in a market system, which helps ensure our electric grid is reliable and delivers the lowest-cost energy. 

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Indiana Is Winning with Clean Energy

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Indiana has a lot to be proud of in regards to clean energy. With the second-most clean energy jobs in the Midwest, Hoosiers can be proud of the wind and solar energy being built in the state. Clean energy isn’t just providing low-cost electricity for the state — it’s investing in the economy with family-supporting jobs and delivering sizable environmental benefits year-round.

Indiana is currently 12th in the nation for installed wind capacity with over 2,300 MW of wind energy   […]   Read More »

Rural America: Alive and Thriving with Renewable Energy

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Life is a lot about relationships, isn’t it?  We have personal relationships, which range from casual acquaintances to BFFs (Best Friends Forever).  Similarly, there are business relationships and partnerships that can make or break a business.  Finding those mutually-beneficial relationships in our personal and professional lives is important and can add tremendous value.

Renewable energy is a great business partner for farmers as well as rural communities and farmers should be free to make an honest   […]   Read More »

Multiple Groups Line Up to Support Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line for its Economic and Environmental Benefits

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The Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line is a much-needed addition to the Midwest electric grid that will deliver multiple benefits. The new transmission line will help facilitate the Midwest’s transition to clean, renewable energy while offering reliability, energy security, and enabling an economic wholesale power market.  The project will reduce congestion, improve access to new, economic wind and solar projects, and reduce curtailment from operating wind farms. The cost of wind has fallen 66 percent since 2009,   […]   Read More »

Clean Energy Is Delivering Sizable Environmental Benefits

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Earth Day is on April 22, which means it’s the time of year to celebrate the environmental benefits that clean renewable energy projects are bringing to America all year long.

Everyone benefits from clean air, clean water, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to low-cost wind and solar power, clean energy is also delivering a cleaner, healthier America. That’s good for our environment and our economy.

Wind energy avoids over 201 million metric tons of CO2 annually, which   […]   Read More »