Fresh Energy led development of the overarching Minnesota law that requires utilities to develop community solar programs. The policy we shaped and drove was rooted in lessons learned from other states. As Minnesota takes the next steps to shape a community solar offering specifically for low-income households and communities, Fresh Energy is going through the same process.
Bringing older homes into the electric economy
As wind and solar markets grow, Minnesota’s electricity is getting cleaner and it’s becoming increasingly beneficial to power more of our economy with electricity. Just because you live in an old house doesn’t mean you can’t move toward a carbon-free, electric economy.
Fresh Energy’s 25 years of progress on renewable electricity
Renewable electricity is booming in Minnesota. In honor of our 25th anniversary, Fresh Energy takes a look at the policies that paved the way and what’s coming next for the renewables market.
Partnering to create equitable, efficient housing options
Ben Passer, senior policy associate, reflects on a recent national conference around energy efficiency, health, and equity — and the importance of ensuring that our policies create healthier communities for all.
Fresh Energy goes west to share electric vehicle expertise
Next week, Fresh Energy will be sharing its electric vehicle expertise at one of the leading EV conferences in the United States- EV Roadmap 10 in Portland, OR.
Fresh Energy statement on the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement
This week, President Donald Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement signed by 195 countries. Fresh Energy’s science policy director J. Drake Hamilton released the following statement in response.