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Midwest Energy News: Industry, advocates weighing in on Minnesota coal case

Numerous industry and environmental interests are weighing in on high-profile federal litigation over the legality of what is widely known as Minnesota’s anti-coal law. Last year, a federal judge said the Next Generation Energy Act ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause — which gives the federal government power to regulate interstate commerce —

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WBEZ: Energy efficiency advocates discuss new energy standards for Illinois

Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined a coalition of more than 50 environmental, business, labor and faith groups who say state lawmakers need to pass new standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The goal is 35 percent of our power coming from renewable energy by 2030 and having 20 percent energy efficiency by 2025. Supporters

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DNAInfo: Green Jobs, Renewable Energy Pledged by New Statewide Coalition

BACK OF THE YARDS — Getting union presidents, energy company CEOs, construction guys, the mayor, pastors and environmental policy wonks in the same room isn’t easy. It is, however, “unusual, unique, valuable and important,” said Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center. The groups on Wednesday announced the creation of the

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Chicago Tribune: Coalition urges Illinois to boost energy goals

Illinois wants to meet President Barack Obama’s mandate to curb carbon dioxide pollution by 30 percent by 2030, it should invest heavily in energy efficiency and renewable energy. That was the message Wednesday at a news conference organized by a coalition of labor, business and environmental groups and headlined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The group

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