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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? Please contact Caley Long, Senior Communications and Engagement Associate to share your story: long@fresh-energy.org or 651 726 7569.

Carlos and Maria save with solar energy

Learn how this rural Minnesota couple saved money by signing up for a community solar garden near their home in Cold Spring.

Lori buys a pre-owned electric car

After her gas-powered car of 15 years finally sputtered out, Lori Greene bought a used electric Leaf to get around town. See how she did it.

Don and Pat go all-in with clean energy

Don and Pat take environmental stewardship seriously. Looking to make some impactful changes in their life,  they turned to clean energy… How’d they do it?

Michael finally gets an electric vehicle: why was it so hard?

Buying an electric vehicle shouldn’t be a hassle. Why did our executive director have such a hard time?

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