Minnesota electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 11.97 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 2 percent less than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Minnesota natural gas rates in November 2016 averaged 7.90 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 27 percent less than the 10.76 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in November 2016.
The U.S. DOE will be funding clean energy projects in two dozen American Indian and Alaska Native communities, it announced yesterday.
The United States is maintaining its role as a leader of wind power production across the globe, the AWEA said in a recent report.
A recent report from the Minnesota Department of Commerce noted that more than a fifth of all electricity generated in the state in 2015 came from renewable sources.
Minnesota has an estimated population of 5,303,925, which ranks 21st in the nation. 
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