Reports

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

First Things to Fix

After years of setbacks on the environment, in the Biden administration’s early days, it is critical that we take swift action to clean up our environment and address the climate crisis. There are several important environmental policies that can be set in motion on day one that will protect our natural landscapes and give Americans cleaner air, cleaner water and a more livable climate. This report lists the First Thigns to Fix.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise 2020

Clean energy is sweeping across America and is poised for more dramatic growth in the coming years.Wind and solar energy were just beginning to take off ten years ago; today, they are everyday parts of America’s energy landscape.

Report | Environment Minnesota

Are Minnesota beaches safe for swimming?

Minneapolis, MN – With summer in full swing, water pollution can close Minnesota beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 13 beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on least one day, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center. The report comes as Congress is set to vote tomorrow on a major spending bill that includes an additional $11 billion for water infrastructure.

Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2020: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy

Minneapolis, MN -- Minneapolis ranked 39th for solar energy capacity per capita among the nation’s leaders. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities 2020: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

The State of Recycling in Minnesota 2019

Minneapolis, MN — Minnesota is doing well in its recycling and composting efforts, but is struggling both to reduce overall waste and limit the burning of trash, according to a new study from Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center. The State of Recycling in Minnesota highlights how structural challenges, the rise of plastic, the effects of failing to recycle,  the impact of trash burning, and trends in the state’s recycling data.

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