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In Minnesota, 'behavior' programs showing results

(Image via MyMeter)Providing customers of four rural electric co-ops in Minnesota with more information about their energy use led to a demand reduction in 2013 of between 1.8 and 2.8 percent.

Michigan legislators seek ‘energy freedom’ for consumers

Workers for Michigan Solar Solutions complete an installation in Flint; owner Mark Hagerty says the panels doubled the value of the home. (Photo courtesy Michigan Solar Solutions)A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers has introduced a bill package meant to encourage renewable and distributed energy development for utility customers.

Racing pro is head of the pack in race to shift carbon culture

Leilani Munter and her PrairieGold Solar car. Photo by Kari Lydersen"Carbon free girl" Leilani Munter takes her clean energy message to the NASCAR masses as one of the world's top female race car drivers. She traveled to a Chicagoland race in her electric Tesla Model S, promoting electric vehicles along the way.

Fracking wastewater is big business in Ohio

This Mount Simon sandstone core shows one of the types of rock used for deep injection wells in Ohio. Photo by Kathiann M. Kowalski.Ohio has become a top destination for wastewater from fracking in other states -- creating economic opportunities and raising serious concerns.