News releases

When energy makes news, you can look to Fresh Energy for prompt advisories, accurate information, and quotable comments. And you can always check back to see what we’ve said about earlier developments.

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10.2.2015 // Xcel Energy proposes nation-leading transition from coal energy to renewables

9.29.2015 // New energy program will help save people money and time

7.9.2015 // Minnesota Power announces end of coal at Taconite Harbor 1&2 by 2020

7.7.2015 // Public interest organizations submit “Clean Energy Plan” alternative for Xcel Energy to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

7.6.2015 // New analysis finds that closing oldest 2 units at Sherco coal plant would mean big health and carbon savings for consumers

6.10.14 // Minnesota first in nation to adopt statewide standard for EV refueling

6.6.14 // Consumer and energy efficiency advocate groups propose energy- and cost-savings plan for Xcel Energy customers

6.2.14 // Conservation, clean energy, and labor advocates react to new federal carbon pollution standards to protect Minnesota, address climate change

5.30.14 // Standards will address leading cause of climate change and protect health of Minnesotans

5.6.14 // National climate assessment highlights Minnesota’s need to reduce risk

4.18.14 // Statement on legal challenge to Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act

4.16.14 // Fresh Energy welcomes Rob Davis as director of strategic communications

3.13.14 // Minnesota is first state to establish what solar power is really worth

12.4.13 // Fresh Energy welcomes Shawntera Hardy

10.9.13 // Clean energy, economic, and health experts urge Minnesota to use the real health and environmental costs of electricity in planning our energy future

10.8.13 // Minnesota clean energy leaders will hold news conference on using the real health and environmental costs of burning fossil fuels in electricity decisions

9.23.13 // Market transformation pathways for rooftop solar photovoltaics in Minnesota

9.20.13 // Obama issues new plan to cut carbon pollution from new power plants and address climate change in Minnesota and the rest of the nation

6.26.13 // Minnesota groups support new carbon pollution standard and applaud President Obama for strong action outlined in his climate action plan

6.25.13 // Minnesota leaders will hold news conference to outline impacts of new Obama administration carbon pollution limits

6.20.13 // Erin Stojan Ruccolo receives a McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy

5.1.13 // Fresh Energy board member John Kes named 2013 Board Star by MAP for Nonprofits

4.24.13 // Minnesotans request environmental review of $350-million Minnesota Power coal plant proposal

4.11.13 // Fresh Energy offers strong support for EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy

3.18.13 // Transit for a Stronger Economy to hold press conference March 20

3.1.13 // Clean energy advocates push Minnesota Power to commit to renewables, energy efficiency in energy plan

2.21.13 // New poll shows strong public support for transit, walking and biking projects

2.20.13 // Lawmakers announce bill aimed to build up Minnesota’s solar capacity, create jobs

11.1.12 // Minnesota PUC requires Xcel Energy to assess the future of Sherco

8.14.12 // Clean air advocates challenge weak air pollution requirements for Minnesota’s National parks and wilderness areas

8.9.12 // PUC puts Minnesota Power on notice: Coal plants too risky for customers

7.26.12 // Report finds Twin Cities heat waves more frequent and hotter over last 60 years

6.25.12 // BREAKING: Minnesotans celebrate record-breaking support for curbing carbon pollution

6.21.12 // More than 2 million comments supporting EPA protections against carbon pollution and climate change collected

6.12.12 // Xcel Energy’s resource plan relies too heavily on coal

5.11.12 // The sun shines on Minnesota’s Capitol: Legislators pass bill to increase solar on state schools, hospitals, and other public buildings with solar equipment manufactured in Minnesota

1.30.12 // Fresh Energy statement on the Minnesota Senate’s denial of Ellen Anderson as PUC chair

12.17.11 // U.S. Senate forces Obama’s hand by combining payroll tax break extension with a rushed decision on Keystone XL pipeline

8.17.11 // Fresh Energy welcomes Tom Elko to the RE-AMP Media Center

5.11.11 // Fresh Energy statement on the Minnesota legislature’s decision to go backward on clean energy

4.29.11 // Fresh Energy statement on the failure of the Minnesota Senate to protect Minnesota’s clean energy economy

2.15.11 // Groundbreaking report highlights increased threat of pipeline spills in Great Lakes and Plains states

2.10.11 // Top EPA official addresses the future of carbon regulation

1.18.11 // Drive Electric Minnesota kicks off in St. Paul

7.22.11 // Fresh Energy’s executive director disapproves of Senate energy failure, urges CLEAR Act

3.19.11 // Midwest poll shows broad support for jobs in clean renewable energy

2.24.11 // North Dakota consumers could save $328 per year if energy efficiency policies are included in climate and energy bill

2.24.11 // Minnesota consumers could save $387 per year if energy efficiency policies are included in climate and energy bill

12.11.11 // Senate bill would return carbon charges to consumers

12.3.11 // Midwesterners will head to Copenhagen to seek strong climate accord and promote regional interests