The winds of change

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar picked an interesting spot to hold her news conference today unveiling new legislation she’s introducing to promote further development of wind energy. It’s the big windmill near the Arbor Lakes Shopping Center at Maple Grove. It’s the first utility windmill to creep into the Twin Cities. It’s not one of the big ones we see outstate, but as windmills sprout within spitting distance of our homes, we’ll probably revisit old arguments with previous intruders to our vistas.

Klobuchar’s bill would extend tax credits for renewable energy investments.

Here’s an essay on the subject of how our energy and public works infrastructure changes the landscape. Flash is required. Click on the play button at the bottom.

  • Ethan Sommer

    Macalester College has a windmill in the Twin Cities. Was that windmill just there first?

    Neither are really utility scale anyway.

  • G-man

    Every little bit helps when it comes to reducing green-house gases.