Good article from the Star Tribune at http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1279483.html
-- If Michigan has any hope of competing in this new energy economy, sounds
like we need to get our bicycles in gear and start pedaling hard:
Minnesota, other states take lead on
With Congress and Bush at
odds on global warming, innovations are more local.
In the race
among states to do something about the warming planet, Minnesota legislators
this spring voted to reduce carbon dioxide pollution, ordered power companies
to conserve more energy and adopted the nation's most aggressive goals for
switching to wind power and other renewable energy.
But when it comes
to tackling what Gov. Tim Pawlenty called a "huge and defining issue for
our time," it's getting tough to stay ahead of the pack.
While Congress and
the president remain at odds over global warming, at least 15 states have set
goals to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide,
which are piped into the air from power plants and cars. Twenty-six states have
established targets for getting power from renewable energy sources. And most
have done so within the past year or two.
Anne M. Woiwode, State Director, Sierra Club Michigan Chapter - 109 E. Grand River Avenue, Lansing,
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