Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Our Green Heroes

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Timberwolves team president Chris Wright and Twolves mascot Crunch presented Merlene and Jim Stiles with an autographed team picture during their halftime recognition. On April 9, 2012, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership was honored at the Minnesota Timberwolves game as part of their ‘Think Green Month.’ We were able to salute a few of MEP’s key… Read more »

Omnibus Environmental Policy Bill contains too many bad provisions

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By Steve Morse, Executive Director Our coalition is disappointed today that the Minnesota House passed the Omnibus Environmental Bill (H.F. 2164) without addressing the some serious problems identified by our nonprofit members and Governor Dayton’s agencies. Troubling provisions of this bill include: Loss of wetlands Instead of following the current Wetland Conservation Act that replaces… Read more »

Solar bonding saves the public money

Posted by & filed under Clean Energy, Energy, Funding for the Environment, Legislature, Loon Commons blog, Policy Update, renewable energy development, solar, solar power, State Budget.

Energy issues have not received as much attention as the Vikings Stadium or the constitutional amendments this session, but there have been attempts at rollbacks to our Renewable Energy Standard.  There is still an opportunity to move forward on clean energy with the inclusion of solar in the bonding bill. The House version of the… Read more »

Welcome to our new website! We appreciate your patience as we continue making fixes

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We are so pleased to reveal the new www.MEPartnership.org, completed during The Nerdery’s Overnight Website Challenge by a group of talented web professionals — Team Redundancy Team, as they call themselves. They delivered this new site after a whirlwind 24-straight hours of web development. Please understand that we’re continuing to make updates and fixing things, so your patience is… Read more »

Capitol Update: Bill that weakens permit process approaches final stages

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By Eric Bergstrom, Campaign Coordinator House File 2095 (Fabian) was debated on the House floor on March 22, and passed on a vote of 79-49. This permitting bill means more rollbacks for Minnesotans and benefits for corporate special interests. The bill would establish a new process where an applicant for a permit could use a… Read more »

Midwestern Voters Willing to Pay More for Clean Energy

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SAINT PAUL (Feb. 19, 2012) – A majority of voters in four Midwestern states are willing to pay $6 a month on their electricity bills to help promote clean energy and energy efficiency, according to a telephone poll of 1,600 voters in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The poll, sponsored by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership… Read more »