The future is bright for solar power in Minnesota, thanks to a slew of subsidies toward requiring big utilities to generate 1.5 percent of their power from solar by 2020.
Despite a rush by some cities to get on the bandwagon, Monticello was the first municipality in the state to impose at least a temporary moratorium prohibiting installations to generate solar power.
“Given this emerging technology, it would be wise for the city to be proactive and take the opportunity to understand this issue for development and for regulations,” said Angela Schumann, Monticello community development director in recommending the moratorium to the City Council on Nov. 24.Read More →
In sparsely-populated Grant Township, in western Pennsylvania, one ecosystem is attempting to enter a court battle in its own name. A power company has sued the township, after it passed a Community Bill of Rights to try to prevent fracking waste disposal wells.Read More →
Minnesota legislators boosted the local government aid program for cities by $80 million in 2013 and sold it as a slam dunk toward lowering property tax levies.Read More →
An Alcorn County supervisor and several alleged conspirators were arrested in connection with a 259-indictment on Wednesday.Read More →