BISMARCK (AP) — Basin Electric Power Cooperative is searching for customers to buy the carbon dioxide it plans to retain in an experiment to reduce emissions of the gas from its Antelope Valley power plant, a company official said Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Advances in conventional agriculture have dramatically slowed the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, in part by allowing farmers to grow more food to meet world demand without plowing up vast tracts of land, a study by three Stanford University researchers has found.
By David Mercer, The Associated Press
, August 03, 2010
A string of letters has been circulating around the state. These letters are a coordinated effort attacking Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk for his relentless opposition to cap-and-trade legislation.
Sens. Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan, both D-N.D., paid attention to science on June 10 when they voted against the Murkowski resolution. Science says that climate changing pollution is a threat to public health and welfare.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty supports changing a state law that makes it difficult for North Dakota to sell electricity from new, coal-fueled power plants to Minnesota, a Pawlenty spokesman said Wednesday.
Some predict Minnesota lawmakers will be less receptive to the idea, although bills have been introduced in that state’s Legislature to repeal the restrictions on electricity imports.
By Dale Wetzel , The Associated Press
, March 11, 2010
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said North Dakota is likely to file a legal challenge to Minnesota’s efforts to make it costlier for utilities to use coal-generated electricity produced in western North Dakota.
North Dakota officials have tried for months to change or soften the rules, which say power sources that generate carbon dioxide should include $9 to $34 in extra costs per ton of gas produced. The rules are intended to encourage utilities to use alternative energy sources for supplying electricity to their customers.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, December 30, 2009
This week, the world is watching as leaders from around the globe gather in Copenhagen to discuss the issue of climate change. Their goal is to work toward an agreement on how to reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming.
Back here in the United States, many people are pushing Congress to take up legislation that would create a “cap and trade” system to reduce carbon emissions.
Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-North Dakota
, December 10, 2009
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