Minnesota's Wind Energy Potential PDF Print E-mail



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The most recent studies indicate that MN is rich in wind energy which has the potential to produce 32 times the electricity MN used in 2010, and MN is contiguous to several other states with high wind energy resources.  Thus, wind can be a big economic resource for Minnesota.  MN could not only produce it's own electricity, but could develop manufacturing  facilities for wind turbine components and possibly export electricity in the future to states in the southeast which lack abundant resources.

MN's energy policies should be an important part of the state's economic development policies for the coming decades.  The map to the right shows that MN has high potential for producing electricity from wind over large areas of the state.  The areas with diagonal lines have ample wind resources.  The light green checkered pattern in much of the same area is for biomass.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 11:47
 

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon

 

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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

 


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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