Fresh Energy science policy director J. Drake Hamilton released the following statement after Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith unveiled the proposed legislation for an increased Renewable Energy Standard.
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.