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.

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.

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.

Deciding what to drive and when to charge: David and Louise share their story

Charging an electric vehicle during off peak electricity times can really pay off. See how David and Louise took advantage of flexible pricing.

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.

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