In November, Fresh Energy’s science policy director J. Drake Hamilton will be participating in the annual international climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany. Find out what’s happening.
Through the Saint Paul Tenant-Landlord Energy Project, Fresh Energy and Community Stabilization Project are seeking to build a network of renters, landlords, and other critical stakeholders in the city to advance policies, provide education on energy-related issues, and support implementation of collaboratively developed solutions.
The path to electrifying our economy starts with the low-hanging fruit—getting off of fossil fuels and on to clean electricity to power our cars, heat and cool our homes, and create a modern and resilient electric grid.
As drilling and process oil gets dirtier and dirtier, our electric grid only continues to get cleaner. That, combined with much lower fuel and maintenance costs compared to gas vehicles, make electric cars and buses a tremendous opportunity for clean energy progress.
In order to dramatically reduce our buildings’ energy footprints, we need to make them so super-efficient that they can run on small amounts of clean electricity.
As Minnesota moves from centralized coal plants to cleaner distributed energy resources like wind and solar, the flow of electricity on the grid is no longer going in just one direction. We need to modernize the rules that govern our electric system to ensure new clean energy can come online.