Table Topics

Table Topics

Conversation starters with friends, family and others. 

June 2nd, 2021

Bismarck and Fargo recognized for clean air by the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association recently released its “State of the Air” Annual Report for 2021, giving North Dakota “A” grades […]
May 4th, 2021

Dash to Gas? We’ve been warned

The 2008 Department of Energy foresaw the electric industry turning away from coal toward natural gas-based generation for baseload power. […]
March 31st, 2021

Energy and Environmental Facts

North Dakota is a powerhouse when it comes to energy — oil and gas, coal, ethanol, hydro-electric, wind, etc. — […]
March 3rd, 2021

Lignite is resilient

With the Texas blackouts affecting three of the nation’s electrical grids, people and policymakers are looking at generation sources differently. […]
February 1st, 2021

LEC pushes back on discriminatory ESG practices

Social and Governance (ESG) programs are employed by banks and insurance companies. They are a formidable challenge as the companies […]
January 4th, 2021

Keeping lignite competitive

The North Dakota Legislature will be convening tomorrow, January 5, and is expected to conclude on or before Friday, April […]
December 1st, 2020

Is 45Q the same as the production tax credit?

Are all tax credits the same? Some would have you believe they are. But there are significant differences between the […]
October 26th, 2020

America’s food supply relies on ample energy

The North Dakota lignite industry grew along with the size of the farms in the Upper Midwest. In November, we […]
September 30th, 2020

North Dakota and surrounding states benefit from homegrown lignite coal

Nationwide, coal was the second-largest source of electricity during 2019, providing approximately 24 percent of U.S. electricity needs. In North […]
July 1st, 2020

America’s Power urges Congress to end subsidies for renewable energy

America’s Power, a national pro-coal advocacy group, is promoting a study that shows how tilted the energy market has become […]
June 5th, 2020

New North Dakota transmission study looks out to 2038

A new study shows that North Dakota is a state with a lot of generation sources and a well-operating transmission […]
February 28th, 2020

History of the Allam Cycle in North Dakota

February 28th, 2020

Benefits of North Dakota’s Homegrown Lignite Coal

February 28th, 2020

Economic Contributions

February 28th, 2020

EOR Study