The Minnesota Way: An Oral History of the 2007 Renewable Energy Standard and Next Generation Energy Act
Our economy and energy policy | INFOGRAPHIC: How to build a wind turbine | The Midwest: a leader in clean energy
An outdated business model | INFOGRAPHIC: Electric utilities 2.0 | Decoupling: A key tool for change
Making streets complete | INFOGRAPHIC: The benefits of Complete Streets | Creating a comprehensive Complete Streets policy
Global warming: Here and now | INFOGRAPHIC: Fighting global warming | Opportunity: Climate solutions
Making the most of wind | INFOGRAPHIC: Why wind works | Where does wind fit?
Better buildings = Big savings | INFOGRAPHIC: Energy codes and your home | Getting the most out of codes
Tomorrow's energy, today // INFOGRAPHIC: Solar: Ready for the grid // Brighter, smarter energy
Clean Energy Transmission: Powering the nation; Transmission for a region; Clean energy backbone
Transitways: Transportation, evolving; Transitways in America; Transitways: From vision to reality
Each issue of Energy Matters offers in-depth analysis on just one energy issue at a time, giving you the big picture while zooming in on just enough nitty-gritty detail to provide the inside story. First up? Energy efficiency.
Clean energy and efficiency policy in 2011; support for clean air from surprising corners; member John Gostovich on global warming, energy in America, and cats; and more
Innovators succeed where lawmakers fail; Happy birthday, Complete Streets!; meet Duane Ninneman, charming change maker; and more
Infrastructure for the clean energy economy; Midwest Energy News expands; volunteer Sharon Grimes shares her passion and ability; and more
Regulations make coal more costly than ever; policy can speed our transition off oil; member Anne Hunt descibes how livability means clean energy, clean air, and clean water; and more
Minnesota shows its leadership on two energy efficiency policies | The Minnesota Way: The Oral History of the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act | Wisconsin Public Service Commission approves Badger Coulee Transmission Line
Progress on a bipartisan Clean Energy Jobs package | Public Utilities Commission ensures community solar program will continue
Show me the money: why real data is so important for solar discussions | Your mother's (community solar) garden: It's on the way
Wind Energy Production Tax brings $48 million to Minnesota | Judge trims Xcel’s rate increase request | Ecolab’s all-solar decision earns praise and recognition | Non-zero sum game
Graphics show Minnesota’s growth in clean energy jobs | Minnesota’s clean energy economy is driving market development, jobs, wages, and innovation
Minnesota takes big step toward counting the real costs of burning coal | Making room for more benefits of Minnesota wind power | Minnesota slams door (and insulates it) on drafty homes with new energy code
Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission approves new community solar option for Xcel customers | Cities and counties reap millions from wind production
State’s first Clean Energy Economy Summit and national recognition | Energy information crucial to measuring progress on energy goals | Historic win for solar in Iowa
Environmental Protection Agency announces first carbon pollution limits on coal plants | Past meets present: Advertising for electric vehicles set for major resurgence | Proposal to save consumers money, reward energy efficiency
At the Capitol: Wrapping up the 2014 legislative session.
Minnesota House of Representatives passes strong energy omnibus bill | Helping Homeowner Associations expand solar access, energy security | Minnesota’s historic opportunities for carbon reduction
This session, let's make transportation funding a priority | Bipartisan bill for electric vehicles is a win-win
Fresh Energy's 2014 legislative agenda
Look for big decisions on energy in 2014 | Energy 101: What is the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission?
Fresh Energy’s top 13 accomplishments in 2013
Thousands of Minnesotans weigh in on the future of Sherco 1 and 2 | A better utility business model | Value of solar draft methodology shows promise, but work remains
The real health and environmental costs of Minnesota’s electricity | Minnesota moves ahead on community solar
The importance of strong policy leadership: Xcel seeks permission to buy cost-competitive wind faster than required | Removing barriers to solar financing in Minnesota
Making it easier for utilities to invest in efficiency | Recognizing the true value of solar
Take Action: Xcel Energy wants to keep burning coal at Sherco 1 and 2 | Metropolitan Council: Address climate in the Twin Cities | Efficiency: Minnesota's preferred energy resource
Community solar gardens: Coming soon to a neighborhood near you | Minnesota homebuyers can now find home efficiency and green building information
Big gains in clean energy and efficiency this year | Following rollercoaster session, transit funding falls short
Hundreds rally at the Capitol for clean energy jobs as energy bills move forward | Transit funding at critical stage after bumpy month
Bill to increase 40 percent by 2030 renewable energy standard may face serious opposition | Visionary transit, biking, and walking bill is on the move | Breaking down barriers to solar for all Minnesotans | Small changes, big benefits: Positioning utilities to promote energy efficiency—and achieve their business goals
Minneapolis benchmarking and disclosure ordinance passes unanimously // Transit funding gains momentum // Two Minnesota power companies phase out coal // Fresh Energy, Will Steger Foundation meet with Governor Dayton
Minneapolis considers mandatory energy use disclosure for city’s biggest users // Take Action: Urge public energy use disclosure of Minneapolis’s biggest users //Why is transit funding Fresh Energy’s top issue this legislative session?
Our 2013 legislative session priorities // Take Action: Tell Governor Dayton to make transit a priority
Dear Mr. President // Sharing our expertise with future policy makers
The inconvenient truth: Why no one’s talking about global warming // What’s next on climate and clean energy policy?
A first-class transit system is essential for the Twin Cities // An immediate next step for Twin Cities transit—fund Southwest Light Rail
Rochester will retire Minnesota's oldest coal-fired power plant // PUC delays decision but puts Minnesota Power - and aging coal plants - on notice
New federal transportation law leaves key questions for MnDOT, MnDOT’s statewide transportation plan: Where will it take us? Take Action: Tell MnDOT your vision of Minnesota’s transportation future, Take Action: Track your trips to help make the region more bicycle-friendly, Tips and Tools: Biking in Minnesota, Thank you for bringing your own bags to benefit Fresh Energy!
Americans show record-breaking support for first-ever carbon pollution limits; Urge Minnesota regulators and utilities to retire the state’s oldest coal plants and meet science-based carbon goals
Minnesota’s 2012 legislative session ended on May 11. How did solar power, transit, energy efficiency, and renewable energy fare this year?
Energy 101: Building codes; Proposed energy code would save Minnesotans money and energy; Take Action: Do you want a healthy and energy-efficient home?
Next in line: Legislature must move on Southwest Light Rail Line this year, Minnesota voters to policy makers: Don’t weaken Minnesota’s foundation of efficiency and clean energy laws
Protecting clean air and human health from industry assaults; Take Action: Thank Senator Amy Klobuchar for taking a stand on clean energy; At the Legislature: Keeping Minnesota's clean energy policy foundation strong; Eight hundred sixty-nine days and counting: Federal transportation bill still in limbo
Our take: Does the Stillwater bridge proposal align with Mn/DOT’s new vision?; Regional transmission plan paves the way for renewable energy, lower customer bills; Tips and Tools: Transit tips for winter weather
Does renewable energy raise your power bills?, From Albert Lea to Ely, efficiency is saving Minnesotans money, Mn/DOT has a new vision – what will it mean?
Coal ash: The freedom to pollute? Take Action: Urge policy makers to regulate coal ash at the federal level, Community Wind Act will help get more small projects off the ground, Cuts to farm bill may leave rural energy programs hanging
Obama administration delays as planet warms; Take Action: Urge President Obama to limit pollution from power plants to protect our health, environment, and economy; More small-scale, local clean energy in Minnesota? Energy 101: What in the world is distributed generation?
Obama prevents clean air, gearing up to defend biking and walking, solar and subsidies, Energy 101: The ROI of biking and walking
transit in Minnesota takes a blow; new transmission rules; costs of coal; Energy 101: How to build a new coal plant in Minnesota
efficient buildings; Energy 101: What is the Renewable Energy Development Fund? and more
Summing up the 2011 Minnesota legislative session: coal, transportation, and clean energy and efficiency; Energy 101: Transportation finance in Minnesota
The Minnesota legislature moves backward on energy; Energy 101: Coal
Why don't your elected leaders want you to benefit from energy efficiency? Plus Energy 101: Is renewable energy driving up your electricity bill?
Down to the wire on coal pollution policy at the Capitol; Mandating a coal plant -- wait, make that a natural gas plant -- in Minnesota; Energy 101: Energy assistance programs; more
Progress toward meeting Minnesota's energy savings goal; Energy 101: light bulbs by the numbers