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Wind Turbines Bring Economic Development Dollars to a Small Town in Minnesota

Wind energy has grown a lot over the last few years. Energy produced from wind farms has become competitive with fossil fuels, and development of new wind projects continues across the country.

The Great Plains and Midwest are well positioned to continue playing a lead role in the future of renewable energy development. Especially since states in the region boast some of the best wind energy resources.

Infrastructure Is Essential to the Clean Power Plan

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of the Clean Power Plan. It sets ambitious but achievable goals to reduce carbon emissions from energy generators by 2030.

An important aspect is that states have the ability to create their own plan to meet emission targets. Each state can determine how to best meet reduction goals in a way that benefits them.

Top 5 of 2015: Rural Electric Coops Can Lead on Solar

Countdown time! With less then 1 week remaining in 2015, we thought a recap was in order. So here's a review of the 5 best Center stories of the year, chosen by the most views. Number 5 covered the role rural electric cooperatives could play in helping Iowa members to own and invest in renewable energy systems to fuel their homes, farms, and businesses. It was written by Stephanie Enloe, climate and energy organizer in our Iowa office.

Clean Power Plan Is a Step in the Right Direction

As 2015 closes, the Clean Power Plan is filed in the Federal Register. The Paris Climate Change Summit has concluded. And a new year is about to begin. What a great time to look at the future of energy and take stock.

The final version of the Clean Power Plan set ambitious goals for many states. For example, here in Nebraska we are tasked with reducing carbon emissions from state power plants by 40%.

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