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Power Companies Look to Renewable Energies

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Greenhouse gas regulations proposed by the EPA is an issue that North Dakota will face in the near future.

The nation would need to see a reduction of about 30 percent of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

But, North Dakota Department of Health Environmental Chief David Glatt says carbon dioxide emissions in North Dakota have actually been decreasing.

In 2005, the state was emitting about 37 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.

Now, that number is about 33 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.

"We're heading in the right direction and a lot of that is due to the investments that the power companies are making in renewable energies such as wind," says Glatt.

He says power companies have also been looking at investing in natural gas and solar energy.

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