Global Warming Solutions

Fresh Energy is helping Minnesota continue its successful progress in reducing the use of fossil fuels to produce electricity. We provide public education, science policy expertise, and data-driven solutions that set the stage for a future rooted in zero-carbon energy.

Analysis: Attacks on our air and drinking water can’t make coal great again

President Trump is working to revive coal but data show that our energy future, and real job growth, are in wind and solar energy. Michael Noble’s analysis provides insights on this national issue and what it means for Minnesota.

New cost-effective, clean energy for Otter Tail Power customers

On March 16, 2017, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Otter Tail Power Company’s new 15-year Resource Plan, affirming that additional clean energy investments are a good bet for the utility’s customers.

Missed opportunity for clean energy as gas plant bill moves forward

Today, Governor Dayton signed a bill into law that allows Xcel Energy to build a natural gas plant in Becker, Minnesota. Though Fresh Energy believes that the bill is a missed opportunity to pursue even greater investments in local clean energy sources like wind, solar, and energy efficiency, we are hopeful that Xcel will bring plans for the proposed plant to the Public Utilities Commission for careful review.

J. Drake Hamilton ranked among global climate action leaders and influencers

Fresh Energy’s science policy director J. Drake Hamilton was recently recognized for her outstanding climate action leadership by Onalytica. The Climate Action Award: Top 100 Influencers and Brands, released on February 7, 2017- ranked J. Drake Hamilton #76 in global influence, based on relevance and reach of social media content, engagement with followers, and frequency of reference to her content.