Midwest Energy News: Michigan, Minnesota among clean energy ‘success stories’

November 22, 2016

In a review of the Climate Center's report on clean energy activity in many U.S. states, Midwest Energy News writes about the actions taken by Michigan and Minnesota.

The article discusses Michigan's commitment to energy efficiency, the Synder administration's efforts in modeling the state’s electric-generation future in the context of the Clean Power Plan, and the state’s largest utilities’ closing several coal plants.

The story also notes that the Center's report credits Minnesota for reducing in-state carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector by 28 percent between 2005 and 2013 due to strong renewable energy and efficiency standards. The state’s Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunities project also identifies chances for more clean energy advancement, such as a 50 percent renewable energy standard and more investment in energy efficiency.

Read the article here.