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Study: Oil and gas drilling consuming millions of acres

A new study says drilling activity, like this well pad in North Dakota, has claimed millions of acres across the U.S. and Canada. (Photo by Chris Boyer, Kestrel Aerial Services / NPCA via Creative Commons)Drilling for oil and gas, which has increased substantially in many parts of the country over the past decade, has impacted millions of acres of agricultural and range land.

Michigan Democrats propose doubling renewable standard

(Photo by Alex Gorzen via Creative Commons)Michigan Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to double the state’s efficiency and renewable energy standards by 2022.

Small cities remain fertile ground for efficiency projects

For cities like Southgate, Michigan, funding energy improvements can be a challenge. (YouTube capture via Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office)An organization that helps cities arrange financing for energy efficiency projects says there is still a lot of "low-hanging fruit" to be found.

Sierra Club ads to target Minnesota utilities

While Minnesota has made considerable strides in recent years toward adopting cleaner energy, a new ad campaign starting targets two of the state's utilities for their reliance on coal.