Posts Categorized: Energy

MEP’s Candidate Education Project: Why focus on jobs?

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By Kara Cook, Minnesota Environmental Partnership Communications Intern Minnesota Environmental Partnership is currently in phase two of our Nonpartisan Candidate Outreach program, which Ryan introduced here. Our polling data from 2009 and 2010 shows that Minnesotans strongly support expanding solar and wind power, building more public transit, moving Minnesota toward clean energy through other initiatives…. Read more »

MEP’s Candidate Education Project: An Introduction

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By Ryan Kennedy, Minnesota Environmental Partnership Candidate Outreach Intern The Nonpartisan Candidate Outreach program currently underway here at the Minnesota Environmental Partnership is working to put energy issues at the front of the debate during this election cycle. By ensuring that candidates are aware of the broad public support for renewable energy expansion, we hope… Read more »

Quirky Twists of Fate

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John Tuma’s Capitol Update – March 26, 2010 “Peculiar haze, or smokey fog … unlike anything known within the memory of man.” – English naturalist Gilbert White, Summer 1783 Natural events in history can sometimes produce a set of coincidences which play out over the years leaving one perplexed at the twist of fate. One… Read more »

Some Good Agitation for Our State’s Nuclear Energy Policy

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John Tuma’s Capitol Update – March 5, 2010 “I think the agitation that I made on the matter contributed much to the discontinuance by the government of the pernicious practice” -General Christopher C. Andrews, 1902 Of my favorite of the many Civil War portraits that adorn the Capitol is the one just above the receptionist… Read more »

The Law of Nuclear Waste

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John Tuma’s Capitol Update – The Pre-Session Version “There is a basic law of nuclear waste often overlooked – all waste remains where it is first put.”   – Richard Wilson Riley, Then Governor of South Carolina, 1982*   This little bit of southern frankness from South Carolina happened to find its way into Minnesota… Read more »