What do a Star Tribune columnist and the directors of the world’s first “anti-environmentalist” documentary have in common? They know what you think – and you my environmentally concerned friend are an evil zealot.
Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership
By an overwhelming 61 to 4 vote, the Minnesota Senate passed the Renewable Electricity Standard earlier today. Yahoo. For a bit more info, check out the Clean Energy Minnesota Press Release.
Just between you and me, I’ve been digging the cold lately. Sure, I’ve spent most of it stowing away indoors, but I can’t help but dream of little invasive species dying away when it is twenty below zero. Plus, I’ve got the warm thoughts of two nights of Trampled by Turtles concerts to look foward… Read more »
For those who want to dig deep into the renewable electricity legislation, yesterday’s committee amendment has been posted.
This week’s update from MEP lobbyist John Tuma:
Early Success Is Sweet, but Predictions of Difficult Weather Ahead.
A deal apparently has been struck in the State Senate between legislators, utilities, at least a few environmental organizations, and perhaps some others. The Senate Energy Committee just amended and passed SF 4, which until an hour ago was a pretty clear cut standard for utilities to get 25% of their electricity from new renewable… Read more »
The Great Lakes Compact was passed by the Minnesota House today with a vote of 97 to 35. The Senate companion bill received its “second reading” today and therefore could be up for a vote as early as next week, but I don’t believe that it has been scheduled yet.
The Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (HF 110) will reportedly be up for a vote before the full House body tomorrow (Thursday).
The excitement is in the air for this afternoon’s Global Warming “informational proceeding” and it promises to be both educational and inspiring. Again, it is at 4 p.m. on the floor of the Minnesota House Chamber at the Capitol. Speakers include polar explorer Will Steger, two prominent religious leaders, and three respected U of M scientists. Speaker… Read more »
This isn’t a space that we use much for talking about federal topics and I have little desire to highlight New York Times stories, but I have to say that it kicks me right in my physics degree when I hear that every federal agency now needs a political appointee running a “policy office” to supervise the development of rules and regulations.