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Minnesota Power to pay millions to settle Clean Air Act dispute

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Power will pay a $1.4 million civil penalty and spend another $4.2 million on conservation and clean energy projects under a settlement agreement with state and federal regulators announced Wednesday.
The Duluth-based uti…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bohrer: Removing coal from energy mix a fool’s errand

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a program to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.
Overall, the EPA projects CO2 emissions to drop by 30 percent nationwide from 2005 to 2030. As part of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven calls out Harry Reid in debate

May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., decried U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during an energy debate on Tuesday for stopping a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline project.

On Monday, Reid did not allow a vote on the controversial project af…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven calls out Harry Reid in debate

May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., decried U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid during an energy debate on Tuesday for stopping a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline project.

On Monday, Reid did not allow a vote on the controversial project af…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

45 coal train cars derail near Pillager

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PILLAGER — Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central Minnesota as crews worked Monday to clear the scene of a massive train derailment.

About 45 train cars carrying coal left the tracks at about 11:15…continue reading on dglobe.com

When the turbines stop turning: ND regulators mull ‘financial assurance’ to cover costs of wind turbine decommissioning

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — For more than a decade, they have towered like workhorses over the prairie, their spinning blades catching the wind and converting it to electricity.
Now, for the first time, the North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Debate over coal technology burns at forum on EPA carbon regulations

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Debate over whether technology is available for coal-fired power plants to meet the Obama administration’s proposed stricter limits on carbon emissions burned strong Wednesday during a symposium hosted by the North Dakota Public Servic…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Debate over coal technology burns at forum on EPA carbon regulations

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Debate over whether technology is available for coal-fired power plants to meet the Obama administration’s proposed stricter limits on carbon emissions burned strong Wednesday during a symposium hosted by the North Dakota Public Servic…continue reading on jamestownsun.com