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A child born in Cairo, Egypt, Ramez Naam went on to become a leading expert on technology and innovation. On October 5, Ramez Naam will keynote Fresh Energy’s inaugural fundraising breakfast, bursting with insights that with the right policy framework, another wave of technology innovation just might be genius enough to maximize our chances of overcoming one of humankind’s most daunting and intractable problems: climate change and fossil fuel dependency.

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Statement from Fresh Energy on new data showing 2015 as warmest year ever

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“These new data confirm that now is the time to take global action to address climate. On the heels of the historic Paris Agreement, it’s crucial that Minnesota continue to lead by example on energy policy that can grow local businesses and create well-paying jobs all while reducing emissions from dirty, imported fuels.”

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The Human Face of Climate Change and Extreme Weather in the Developing World- Up Close and Personal

As Fresh Energy continues to lead the transition to clean energy in Minnesota, our Science Policy Director J. Drake Hamilton is in Paris for the global climate talks. Her latest update is that, after 11 days of intense negotiations, the talks – now less than 36 hours from their deadline – still have to resolve major issues. It appears that the substantive gulf between the positions of developed and developing countries has not narrowed enough.

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J. Drake Hamilton’s Ask Me Anything with Reddit offers answers on climate change

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In a follow-up to Rolling Stone Magazine’s recent article, “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here,” author Eric Holthaus and ten climate experts, including Science Policy Director J. Drake Hamilton, took to Reddit to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) forum to offer answers to readers’ questions.

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General Mills: climate change will be bad for business – announces big carbon reductions

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Fresh Energy applauds General Mills for its decision to cut carbon emissions by 28 percent in the next decade in order to combat global warming. The Minnesota-based company announced its strategy to reduce emissions throughout the value chain, from farm to fork to landfill earlier this morning.

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