Is there a silver lining to Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement? Fresh Energy’s executive director reflects on Minnesota leadership at this important time.
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.
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.
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.