Powering Progress


2015 No. 10 – October

Clean Energy

Statement on Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede’s All-Renewable Goal

Fresh Energy applauds the visionary yet practical aspirations of the mayor of Rochester, Minnesota to wean his great city from fossil fuels. Mayor Ardell F. Brede has traveled the world and seen advanced energy systems elsewhere, and knows that with engineering and investment, Rochester can switch to renewable energy for its electricity, its heating and cooling, and its transportation.

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Global Warming

Xcel Energy proposes nation-leading transition from coal energy to renewables


Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy announced an accelerated transition from coal energy to renewables, including 60 percent carbon emissions reductions by 2030, ceasing coal-fired generation at Sherco Units 1 and 2 in 2023 and 2026, respectively, and moving up in time substantial new renewable generation to 1,200 megawatts by 2020.

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