A pollinator-friendly solar development

Pollinator-friendly solar / Photo courtesy of Rob Davis, Fresh Energy

Capturing the Private and Public Benefits of Pollinator-Friendly Solar

Pollinator-friendly solar, which incorporates native grasses and wildflowers throughout a solar installation, is one approach to cultivating additional land use benefits from solar projects. In two new Yale Center for Business and the Environment white papers, we explore the potential of this emerging practice.

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Ballot Breeze? Professors Draw Link From Adding Wind Generation To Retaining Elective Office

This February 8 release trumpets research showing that politicians of either party in Minnesota gained a higher chance of holding their seats if more areas they represented added wind power. This could reflect bipartisan enthusiasm for clean energy, or milder voter moods that follow lower energy bills, or something else.

Minnesota Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Score 6.50 / 9
Score 13.00 / 20
Score 7.00 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
157 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
112 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
30 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC

of people in Minnesota support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 3,679,470 of 4,235,752 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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