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Infrastructure plan could offer piggyback opportunities, proponents say
North Dakota's plan for electric vehicle charging infrastructure envisions 18 stations to be interspersed along the interstate highways criss-crossing the state.
The ambitious $10.4 billion plan was approved by the regional transmission organization that serves Minnesota and much of North Dakota, but will require regulatory approval.
Leaders at Red Trail Energy, an ethanol processing plant in Richardton, N.D., showcased their new carbon capture operation facility. With very few other carbon capture operations in America, this newest climate-conscious operation sets southwestern North Dakota on the leading edge of carbon sequestration technology.
When it gets really hot, or really cold, I look at where our power is coming from. And I, likely a far more prolific consumer of news and commentary than most of you given my job, am consistently surprised when it's still the fossil fuels, still coal and natural gas, keeping the lights on.
Red Trail Energy in Richardton injects carbon dioxide from fermenting ethanol more than a mile underground into the Broom Creek Formation — an achievement officials say shows North Dakota is blazing the trail for renewable energy's future.

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"When you’re dependent on the weather for generating the electricity and have less dispatchable, you’re going to have tighter markets and you’re going to have times where you have a greater threat of having to have rolling blackouts,” North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak has said, noting that we've been too hasty in shutting down coal power.
Terracoh will build a pilot project in western North Dakota to demonstrate its technology for combining captured carbon dioxide and geothermal energy. The technology was developed at the University of Minnesota.
The EPA is likely to raise ethanol blending mandates for 2021 above a figure it proposed in December to align with actual U.S. consumption levels.

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