Dealing With Pain At The Pump

"Every item of consumer goods that is trucked shows in its price the effect of the cost of fuel  So we have to grit our teeth in the store at the cash register as much as at the pump." The quote is from recent editorial in the Bismarck Tribune.  They cite higher priced fuel as the primary…
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Renewable Energy Group Commends Empower Process

BISMARCK: The North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has commended Governor John Hoeven on Thursday’s presentation of the final Empower Commission report. The report should serve as a springboard for new initiatives to enhance all sectors of our energy economy, said Mike Williams, Fargo, NDARE chairman, in a letter to Hoeven. We look forward to…
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WInd Turbine Industry Is Stepping Up Production

"Emerging Energy Research (EER), a research and advisory firm analyzing clean and renewable energy markets, expects the global installed wind base to grow more than fivefold from its 2007 total of 94 GW to more than 576 GW by 2020  Rapid growth is expected in the U.S. and China." As it is now in the…
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CR Article On Hybrids

There are many factors to consider when determining whether to purchase a hybrid or just a smaller car, or to simply walk, bike, take transit, carpool and drive the car you already own less to save money, energy and emmissions.  This article from Consumer Reports describes some of the differences in current hybrid vehicles: Most…
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Minnesota Public Utilities Discussions On Big Stone II

"But on Thursday, commissioners also were asking two broader but equally important questions: Given the new climate change goals, does the state want to take a contradictory stance on a carbon-emitting coal plant? Or, from a different perspective, is the plant a bridge to a future when alternative energy is widespread and its technology perfected?"…
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