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Dan Haugen
Attended University of Minnesota
Lives in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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The Sierra Club is repeating a threat of a lawsuit against a northern Minnesota utility, alleging thousands of pollution violations at its coal-fired power
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Xcel Energy customers in Minnesota who want to buy solar power but can't or don't want to install panels on their roof will soon have another option. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday worked out most of the lingering questions about how the state's new Community Solar Gardens program will work. Solar developers are mostly happy with regulators' decisions, though some uncertainty remains about costs. My latest for Midwest Energy News:
Minnesota utility regulators on Thursday answered most but not all questions about the shape of a new community solar gardens program.
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Offshore wind energy development in the Great Lakes could create thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs in the region — if lawmakers get the policy right.
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As customers begin putting money down to join one of Minnesota’s first community solar gardens, new comments to state regulators reveal significant disagreements about how the program should work.
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“Thinking about the utility of the future can actually be an exciting conversation.”
Experts who gathered in St. Paul last week say there is no single solution to the multiple pressures facing utilities.
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While waste-to-energy incinerators remain a controversial topic among U.S. environmentalists, there’s been little such debate in Sweden as the country increased its waste burning capacity over the past decade.
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Minnesotans may soon be able to pay for insulation, energy-efficient appliances, and even solar panels through a line item on their utility bill.
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Brian Gramm’s goal was to build a portable solar generator so rugged that it could survive in the harshest of environments: a stadium parking lot. “But we were not quite solving the right problem,” he says.
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Wisconsin legislators are scheduled to take up a bill next week that would make it easier for people to sue for perceived health symptoms and property value impacts they attribute to wind turbines.
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Minnesota’s largest electric utility is asking state regulators to change the way it sets electricity rates so that it isn’t penalized when customers conserve energy.
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“Whole towns get heated like this in Scandinavian countries.”
California is pushing to use forest material to make renewable energy.
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Prior to implementation, congestion pricing to ease Stockholm's traffic faced fierce political opposition. Then, a funny thing happened: The plan worked.
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Independent Journalist
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  • Freelance Journalist, present
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Sioux Falls, S.D.
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Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Falls, IA
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Independent Journalist; Sioux Falls, S.D. / Minneapolis, MN
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I'm an independent journalist who covers energy, business, and technology. I'm also dad, a music lover, a Minnesota Twins fan and media addict.
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  • University of Minnesota
    Journalism, 1998 - 2004
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