clean energy

Minnesota Ranks 6th in Green Responses to Climate Change

Over the last decade, Minnesota has more than doubled renewable energy generation, largely thanks to wind energy.

Climate Underground: A Visual Story

Former Vice President Al Gore led a conversation about regenerative agriculture as part of a two-day Climate Underground conference featuring

Sabine Engel: Bridge-Builder on Climate

Her role as a bridge between two countries enables her to see the value of an exchange of technical knowledge.

Janiece Watts, Fresh Energy

Equity and environmental justice have been a focal point for Janiece Watts for more than a decade. She is now at Fresh Energy, a nonprofit focused on transitioning Minnesota to a clean energy economy.

In the News: November 2021

Food costs, lab-developed beef, Towerside energy vision, food system books

Powered by the Wind

Minnesota ranks seventh in the country for wind energy generation, which in 2020 accounted for 22 percent of the state’s total energy generation.

Net Zero

My parents’ love for each other and their children was a bubble that protected us from the rest of the

Action Steps for Clean Energy

There is an exciting and impactful bill moving in the Minnesota House of Representatives to shift Minnesota to 100 percent carbon-free energy.

The Energy Future I See

As of 2005, emissions have risen 32 percent from residential and 15 percent from commercial buildings.

How I Build Equity Into Energy

When relationship building is a priority, when narratives are centered, leadership enables us to confidently challenge spaces that have excluded and dismissed lived experience.

The Good News About Coal

Recently, the last two coal units in Minnesota, at the Clay Boswell facility owned by Minnesota Power, announced retirement dates in 2030 and 2035.

How I Finally Moved Toward Solar Energy

It took me about two weeks to wade through enough information to understand the value of solar. By then I had run out of excuses to not make a decision to move ahead.