House Republicans blast environmental rules in first Energy meeting

House Republicans took aim at the country’s bedrock environmental policy in their first meeting in charge of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of the energy sector under President Biden and pushing for sweeping action to boost gas production.  “We need to be doingContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Granholm: Biden would veto House SPR bill 

House Republicans are preparing a vote on a bill limiting Strategic Petroleum Reserve purchases. Meanwhile, a new study outlines the way forward for Puerto Rican renewables, and a report puts a price on the Biden administration’s wind power goals.  This is Energy & Environment, your source for the latest newsContinue Reading

Environment, Minneapolis climate, taxes, the U.S. House

Opinion editor’s note: Star Tribune Opinion publishes letters from readers online and in print each day. To contribute, click here. ••• Dennis Anderson’s column “Walz pledge doesn’t add up” (Jan. 6) should have been at the top of the front page instead of the sports page. For me, growing upContinue Reading

I paid $250 to stay in a plastic tiny house dome in New Zealand in the middle of winter. I thought I'd freeze but by morning, I didn't want to leave.

Insider’s author in front of the geodesic dome she stayed in during a trip to New Zealand.Monica Humphries/Insider I visited New Zealand during winter and stayed in a geodesic dome on the country’s south island. I feared I’d spend my night shivering in the 430-square-foot tiny home. But its luxeContinue Reading