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Clean Energy Stories

As part of our initiative to highlight the importance and impact of energy policies on Minnesotan communities, Fresh Energy is connecting with everyday families and businesses to learn their clean energy stories. Below is a collection of these stories.

Connect with us! Are you the proud owner of an electric vehicle? Have you made changes in your home to embrace clean energy? Email info@fresh-energy.org to share your story.

Diamond Cut Lawn Care pioneers on-the-go solar-powered lawn equipment

When Adam St. Pierre inherited a lawn care company from a high school friend, the south Minneapolis-based business owner could never have known his entrepreneurial spirit would lead him to pioneer cleaner, healthier yard care in the Metro 18 years later.

Hot Off the Presses: Owners of Kerkhoven Banner See the Light

The Kerkhoven Banner is a wonderful example of a family-owned business leading the charge for solar in their town – a smart investment for their business and the environment.

Janiece and Alan buy a used electric car—online!

Buying a used electric car off Craig’s List? It’s possible! See how our policy associate, Janiece Watts, and her partner Alan scored a great deal.

Aryanna and Elena head to D.C. in an EV

Aryanna and Elena, 11 year old activists from the Twin Cities, are serious about climate change. This summer, with their dads’ guidance (and driving!), the best friends set off on an all-electric road trip to Washington D.C.

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