ASTRO BOB How did Mars get so cold and dry? MAVEN may tell us
At 12:28 p.m. CST today NASA's MAVEN spacecraft successfully lifted off on a 10-month journey to Mars. Next September it will enter orbit and study the planet's atmosphere over the course of at leas... Posted on 11/18/13 at 12:01 PM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Add Home Curb Appeal with Pennies on the Dollar
When it comes to the exterior of your home, you never want to be that neighbor that has let their property go downhill. It does not have to cost you a fortune to improve your homes exterior. It real... Posted on 6/20/13 at 11:44 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate backs gasoline tax hike
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years.
After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas ... Posted on 5/11/13 at 10:15 AM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND purchases solar compactor
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, UND has purchased a BigBelly solar compactor. The unit consists of two receptacles, one for recycling and the other for trash collection. Both are sol... Posted on 12/5/12 at 3:23 PM
THE STUFF OF LIFE Organic Solar Cells: How we can harness solar energy
The importance of renewable energy is growing. One area of renewable energy that has really showed promise in its efficiency is solar energy.
My name is Emily Orenstein, an undergraduate from Carroll ... Posted on 7/23/12 at 9:30 AM
A new Minnesota law requiring investor-owned utilities to get more of their electricity from solar power by the year 2020 means farms like the one Doug and Jane Popp own near Royalton are likely to become a more common sight.
President Barack Obama promoted the sale of new oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico and the promise of cars running on natural gas, defending his energy agenda today against critics who say his policies have stifled domestic energy production.
Dina Cappiello and Jim Kuhnhenn
, January 26, 2012
Thinking about 2050, this question comes to mind: Given the increasing cost of coal, future regulations for coal and construction costs for new plants, will that coal plant still exist in 2050?
Most likely, the answer is no.
On the defensive over a half-billion-dollar loan to a now-bankrupt solar company, the White House on Friday ordered an independent review of similar loans made by the Energy Department, its latest response to rising criticism over Solyndra Inc.
Erica Werner and Matthew Daly
, October 28, 2011
The Obama administration today identified 17 sites in six Western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on public lands, continuing a push for solar power despite the high-profile bankruptcy of a solar panel maker that received a half-billion dollar federal loan.
President Barack Obama said today the U.S. must not surrender development of clean energy to China and other countries, despite the spectacular failure of a solar-panel manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy after taking a half-billion dollar government loan.
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