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? Please contact Caley Long, Senior Communications and Engagement Associate to share your story: long@fresh-energy.org or 651 726 7569.

Lori buys a pre-owned electric vehicle
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.


Villa del Sol under construction

Villa del Sol embraces energy efficiency
A local Saint Paul, Minnesota affordable housing developer upped their energy efficiency game, saving thousands for their tenants in the process.


Don and Pat say “yes!” to clean energy
Don and Pat take environmental stewardship seriously. Looking to make some impactful changes in their life,  they turned to clean energy… How’d they do it?


Michael finally gets an electric vehicle: why was it so hard?
Buying an electric vehicle shouldn’t be a hassle. Why did our executive director have such a hard time?


The Schempps take on clean energy!
The Schempps are a middle-class family of four, living in their cozy West Saint Paul home. Excited about helping the environment, they decided to embrace clean energy.