Michael Noble // Executive Director
Michael has been the executive director of Fresh Energy since 1995. Michael concentrates on building constituencies and developing policies for a new energy system. He has nearly 30 years of professional expertise in energy, and has been a key strategist for major public policy innovations in energy, such as energy efficiency, renewable energy development, global warming solutions, and strategies to reduce reliance on foreign oil in Minnesota and the Midwestern region. Michael has served as the CEO of three different not-for-profit energy organizations since 1979 and one for-profit energy services company. Passion for progress is what drew Michael into Fresh Energy; he wanted to work full time on changing the rules of the game, so that cleaner and smarter energy choices could flourish. Michael loves to show off his carpentry skills and “green building” ideas in the restoration of his 1910 Craftsman home in St. Paul’s Mac-Groveland neighborhood. Michael graduated from Carleton College cum laude with a BA in History. Currently, he is the Chair of the Clean Energy Working Group and serves on the Steering Committee of RE-AMP. In addition, Michael serves on the board of directors of Conservation Minnesota Voter Center, Wind on the Wires, and the Will Steger Foundation.