South Dakota News

The following news clips highlight South Dakota involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

February 27, 2013

Energy Department Names Two 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

The Energy Department recognized the East River Electric Power Cooperative of South Dakota and the Golden Valley Electric Association of Alaska as the 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year. More

October 7, 2009

DOE Delivers $72 Million to Seven States and Territories for Clean Energy

To support local energy efficiency projects and conservation efforts, DOE has awarded Recovery Act funds to Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands under its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. More

August 13, 2009

DOE Funds Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands and Alaska Villages

DOE announced on August 13 its award of up to $13.6 million in multi-year funding for new clean energy projects on tribal lands. In addition to the Alaskan villages, the funding will go to tribes and in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. More

July 1, 2009

DOE Awards $454 Million for Clean Energy in 18 States

The states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington. and West Virginia have received $454 million in Recovery Act funds through DOE's State Energy Program. More

March 11, 2009

Cellulosic Ethanol Gains Ground in Iowa, New York, and South Dakota

With new pilot plants producing ethanol from non-food feedstocks in New York and South Dakota, the cellulosic ethanol industry is gradually moving toward commercialization. Poet plans to begin operating a commercial facility in Iowa in 2010. More

September 22, 2008

Midwest Governors Announce Transmission Initiative to Tap Wind Energy

The governors of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota have agreed to an initiative aimed at harvesting wind energy potential estimated at nearly 400,000 megawatts spread among the five states. More

August 18, 2008

180-Megawatt Tatanka Wind Farm Launched in Dakotas

ACCIONA Energy recently fired up a large wind farm at a site that straddles the North and South Dakota border. The Tatanka Wind Farm is tapping the excellent wind resources available in the Dakotas. More

March 19, 2008

Oregon and South Dakota Approve Renewable Energy Tax Incentives

A newly approved bill in Oregon will provide up to $40 million in tax credits for renewable energy manufacturing facilities, while a South Dakota bill will provide tax incentives for wind energy facilities and associated power distribution lines, substations, and transmission lines. More

February 27, 2008

Western Governors to Speed Development of Alternative Fuels

A resolution adopted by the Western Governors' Association commits to the development of a regional framework for a performance-based greenhouse gas standard for transportation fuels and the development of an analytic methodology for evaluating the lifecycle impacts of fuels. More

December 24, 2007

FERC Approves Incentive Transmission Rates in Upper Midwest

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted a request by Xcel Energy for incentive transmission rates for six transmission upgrades in the upper Midwest. The upgrades will help Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan meet their renewable energy generation standards and help serve increased regional demand. More

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