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The High Cost of Our Failing Wind Policies: Why Minnesota’s electricity costs are above the U.S. average and emissions are rising

This op-ed appeared in the Star Tribune on December 14, 2017.  Star Tribune file photo. Like many states, Minnesota is on the bandwagon for renewable energy, especially wind power. Despite all of the hype about falling wind power costs, Minnesota's energy policy is starting to exert upward pressure on electricity prices, and it is notably failing at its chief objectives. America's fixation on renewable energy dates to the energy crisis of the 1970s, when it was thought that oil and natural gas were quickly running out and that we needed brand-new energy sources. Today, we are told that we need to develop...

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Minnesota needs productive workers but it is losing those it already has

Minnesota needs productive workers. Evidence suggests that, over the last few years, we have been losing them. This is not good for our state's economy. Assuming that our high personal tax rates are an important factor in this, we need to revisit these. The state's economy will suffer if we don't. ...

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