2016 was the first year of Minnesota’s solar bloom — but there’s plenty more to come. While even more solar sites are planned to be built in the years ahead, tens of millions of native flowers and short-growing meadow grasses will be taking root under and around the panels. Look for black-eyed susans to develop faster than the rest, followed by purple prairie clover, partridge pea, butterfly weed, and more.
In honor of our 25th anniversary, we are profiling a handful of “Fresh Energy Alums” who worked with us early in their career. This month, Fresh Energy’s senior engagement specialist Alexis Williams spoke with Ethan Fawley, now the executive director of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition.
In just the first month of the 2017 legislative session, we have seen a wave of energy bills starting to work their way through the Capitol in Saint Paul. With committee deadlines approaching, Fresh Energy is continuing to monitor key legislation in both the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate as it moves forward.