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Print Column: ‘Progressive’ Energy Policy Hampers Progress

Print Column: ‘Progressive’ Energy Policy Hampers Progress

MINOT, N.D. — It’s remarkable how many self-described progressives are against progress. Is it progress for hundreds of thousands of Californians to go without electricity in blackouts power company officials say may be necessary for at least the next decade? Our modern society, with all of its speed and convenience, is built on the back of

A wind far in Morton County Mike McCleary, Bismarck Tribune

Wind Energy Companies Shouldn’t Be Dismissive of Their Inability to Produce Power When It’s Frigid Outside

We’ve had some positively arctic temperatures in our region this year. Back in late January, amid a “polar vortex,” Jason Bohrer of the Lignite Energy Council wrote a guest post for SAB pointing out that it was coal keeping the lights on. Definitely not wind power. You would expect the head of a pro-coal group

Market-Distorting, Wind-Friendly Public Policy Needs to Go

The closing of the Stanton Station coal plant in central North Dakota has clearly struck a nerve in the state. This despite the fact that the plant was small, old, and not one that was providing base load power for the region. It got the attention of our Public Service Commission, the folks in charge

North Dakota's Oil, Coal Counties Get Top Ratings For Air Quality

North Dakota is a fossil fuel state, with strong oil and coal industries. And from the way environmentalists talk about the state’s energy industry, you’d also think that they were destroying our environment. Not so, it seems. Despite the oil activity and natural gas flaring in oil country, and despite the seven large electrical plants

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