Energy https://www.iatp.org/ en Shaping the future of energy in Murray County https://www.iatp.org/blog/202001/shaping-future-energy-murray-county <span>Shaping the future of energy in Murray County</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/34897" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Cecelia Heffron</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/13/2020 - 11:12</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Murray County, situated in the southwestern corner of Minnesota, is no stranger to wind energy. Wind turbines have become a familiar part of the landscape. The county has used revenue to improve local infrastructure, and many landowners have received an additional stream of income from hosting a turbine. Still, more wind development is planned in the area and residents will be impacted in new ways.</div> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:12:25 +0000 Cecelia Heffron 44125 at https://www.iatp.org Exploring the Future of Wind Development in Redwood County https://www.iatp.org/blog/201909/exploring-future-wind-development-redwood-county <span>Exploring the Future of Wind Development in Redwood County</span> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/colleen-borgendale" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Colleen Borgendale</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:37</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Residents of Redwood County love living there–between the strong sense of community, the state’s largest municipal park, and the rich farmland, there’s a solid community identity and sense of place. Recently, something else has started occurring that’s bringing people together: an energy transition. </p></div> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:37:32 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 44065 at https://www.iatp.org Trump's energy plan leaves climate, rural communities behind https://www.iatp.org/blog/trumps-energy-plan-leaves-climate-rural-communities-behind <span>Trump&#039;s energy plan leaves climate, rural communities behind</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:37</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>On Tuesday, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan that will undermine climate protections, air quality and rural development opportunities. The so-called </span></span><a href="https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/proposal-affordable-clean-energy-ace-rule">“Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule”</a><span><span> will replace the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era rule unveiled in 2015 to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants</span></span> to 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.</div> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:37:26 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43734 at https://www.iatp.org Em(power)ing the People: How Stevens County is telling a different energy story https://www.iatp.org/blog/201712/empowering-people-in-stevens-county <span>Em(power)ing the People: How Stevens County is telling a different energy story</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/2863" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris Palmquist</span></span> <span>Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:48</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item">This blog overviews our December 2017 "Our Energy Future" event in Morris, MN.</div> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:48:19 +0000 Chris Palmquist 43434 at https://www.iatp.org New Climate Bill Promotes 100% Clean Energy, Keeps Equity Central https://www.iatp.org/blog/201902/new-climate-bill-promotes-100-clean-energy-keeps-equity-central <span>New Climate Bill Promotes 100% Clean Energy, Keeps Equity Central</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/2017-09/windTurbines_usfwshq.jpg?itok=GA29YXmB" width="950" height="590" alt="Wind turbines" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq">usfwshq</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/colleen-borgendale" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Colleen Borgendale</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:06</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The newly introduced <a href="https://gabbard.house.gov/sites/gabbard.house.gov/files/H.R.%203671%20OFF%20Fossil%20Fuels%20Act.pdf">Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act)</a> is the most aggressive climate proposal to come out of the U.S. to date. As <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/dozens-of-wildfires-in-western-united-states">rampant wildfires</a> burn in the western U.S.</div> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:06:52 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 43382 at https://www.iatp.org Trump’s rollback of Clean Power Plan a major setback for climate and rural communities https://www.iatp.org/blog/201902/trumps-rollback-clean-power-plan-major-setback-climate-and-rural-communities <span>Trump’s rollback of Clean Power Plan a major setback for climate and rural communities</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/2017-03/2925265946_bfa6f4930b_o.jpg?itok=N85ccoxz" width="950" height="590" alt="Wind turbines" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lorriemcallister">lorriemcallister</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/colleen-borgendale" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Colleen Borgendale</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/28/2017 - 00:11</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>An Executive Order issued by President Trump today begins the process of dismantling the <a href="https://www.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan/clean-power-plan-existing-power-plants" target="_blank">Clean Power Plan</a>. The Clean Power Plan is the first regulation in the U.S. to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants, but the rule has been stalled in the courts since February 2016.</p></div> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:11:31 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 43213 at https://www.iatp.org Trump’s EPA Pick Protects Corporate Backers over the Environment https://www.iatp.org/blog/201902/trumps-epa-pick-protects-corporate-backers-over-environment <span>Trump’s EPA Pick Protects Corporate Backers over the Environment </span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/2017-03/epaPick.jpg?itok=6BWhvZnd" width="950" height="590" alt="Scott Pruitt Trump EPA pick" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a record of hostility for environmental and public health protection at both state and federal levels.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore">gageskidmore</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/colleen-borgendale" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Colleen Borgendale</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:21</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a record of hostility for environmental and public health protection at both state and federal levels. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt may be best known for suing the agency he hopes to lead <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3290872-Pruitt-v-EPA-a-Compilation-of-Oklahoma-14.html">14 different times</a> in an attempt to block EPA rules protecting the air and water.</p></div> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:21:45 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 43208 at https://www.iatp.org Tillerson’s damaging record of extraction and opposing climate action https://www.iatp.org/blog/201701/tillerson%E2%80%99s-damaging-record-of-extraction-and-opposing-climate-action <span>Tillerson’s damaging record of extraction and opposing climate action</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/14991505125_fef9d27d5c_k.jpg?itok=BcY-JIcj" width="950" height="590" alt="Tillerson’s damaging record of extraction and opposing climate action" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p> Tar Sands processing facility</p> </div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:22</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Rural communities in the U.S. and around the world are vulnerable to industries, often with headquarters elsewhere, who view local natural resources simply as an asset to be extracted. No global corporation better exemplifies this approach than the oil giant ExxonMobil. Now, President Donald Trump has nominated the company’s CEO, Rex Tillerson, to run the U.S. State Department. Tillerson’s damaging record at ExxonMobil, often at the expense of the public good and even U.S. security interests, should disqualify him from managing U.S. policy around the world.</p></div> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:22:34 +0000 admin 43170 at https://www.iatp.org Private or Public Interest: What can we tell from Trump’s Cabinet appointees? https://www.iatp.org/blog/201902/private-or-public-interest-what-can-we-tell-trumps-cabinet-appointees <span>Private or Public Interest: What can we tell from Trump’s Cabinet appointees?</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/3481066357_a908b7aeff_o.jpg?itok=ZGSjEPxV" width="950" height="590" alt="Private or Public Interest: What can we tell from Trump’s Cabinet appointees?" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p> Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump's pick to be Secretary of State, is one in a group of the president-elect's Cabinet nomiees with corporate ties and possible conflicts of interest.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/william-munoz">william-munoz</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/11/2017 - 14:04</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This week, Congress begins the first round of confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump’s Cabinet. After a bombastic Presidential campaign that was often short on policy specifics, the Cabinet selections provide an initial glimpse into how first-time public officeholder Trump will actually govern.</p></div> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:04:22 +0000 admin 43166 at https://www.iatp.org Let’s make sure the Clean Power Plan provides opportunity for rural, low-income communities https://www.iatp.org/blog/201902/lets-make-sure-clean-power-plan-provides-opportunity-rural-low-income-communities <span>Let’s make sure the Clean Power Plan provides opportunity for rural, low-income communities</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/solarPanelInstallation_usdagov.jpg?itok=8vwsZtjg" width="950" height="590" alt="Let’s make sure the Clean Power Plan provides opportunity for rural, low-income communities" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov">usdagov</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:22</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This month marks the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the <a href="http://www.iatp.org/documents/the-clean-power-plan-0">Clean Power Plan</a>, President Obama and the EPA’s regulation to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. While the Clean Power Plan focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it also includes a program to make sure all communities benefit from a clean energy transition.</p></div> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:22:40 +0000 admin 43087 at https://www.iatp.org