Four days left in session but a great deal is still happening. Here’s the latest update from MEP lobbyist John Tuma.
Posts Categorized: Energy
the Governor has sent a letter to the conference committee members of the Energy Omnibus bill (SF 145) that seems wholy incompatible with his past statements on the need to address global warming pollution.
The Governor signed the Agriculture Finance Omnibus Bill last Friday and while the press release talks about how it is good for energy and the environment (and some of it is), it neglects to mention that he line-item vetoed two funding items supported by Clean Energy Minnesota (CEM) to encourage better fuel sources for ethanol.
With all apologies for the delay, here are some quick updates from the capitol and a few other tidbits.
A few random items for your consideration: The loss of bees has been a hot topic lately. But as Mouse and Garden and the Star Tribune both point out today, it is not the loss of all bees; it is the loss of European Honeybees. We have over 1,500 native bees on this continent and… Read more »
Everywhere you turn these days the topic of climate change is inescapable. Whether it’s Diesel jeans touting its denim in a cheeky, albeit actually very unfunny, advertising campaign, the seemingly daily announcements of businesses touting their “greenness” — Home Depot has an “eco options” campaign, Best Buy sells energy efficient appliances while Wal-Mart touts its… Read more »
I don’t expect to find hard-hitting journalism in an alumni magazine. But there big as Goldie Gopher’s buck teeth in the January-February issue of the U of M’s Minnesota Magazine is an article called Five Reasons Corn Ethanol Won’t Save the Planet. Apparently, at least one prominent alum was caught off guard by the article… Read more »
For those who want to dig deep into the renewable electricity legislation, yesterday’s committee amendment has been posted.
The sports section of the Sunday Star Tribune included a short article with some big ramifications when it comes to creating a sustainable landscape while developing real energy security. It turns out some key agricultural leaders in Congress are realizing that focusing soley on corn ethanol as our energy savior is economically and environmentally short-sighted…. Read more »
Here is this week’s update from MEP’s John Tuma –
Energy – A Bold New Adventure