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Apr 18, 2024

Decarbonize: The Clean Energy Podcast

Tune in to Fresh Energy’s podcast for discussions about top energy issues in Minnesota and how energy policy change improves health, economy, and communities.

Apr 11, 2024

People-driven policy

Together, we have the power to drive ambitious change. Will you join us?

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Apr 10, 2024

What’s up with battery storage in Minnesota? 

What battery storage projects are in Minnesota, and how are they helpful to our clean energy future? Read this post to learn how batteries are helping the Midwest use more renewable energy more often.

Apr 09, 2024

Minnesota had a record number of EV sales in 2023. How is Xcel Energy keeping up?

Utility Transportation Electrification Plans are shaping the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and EV infrastructure in Minnesota. Get the scoop on why they matter and what Xcel has proposed in their most recent plan.

Apr 01, 2024

Minnesota needs a community fund for electrifying outdoor equipment

Many have switched to electric outdoor equipment to create healthier communities—and it’s time to ensure no community is left behind.

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Mar 29, 2024

ICC overturns electrification readiness measures in stunning setback to homeowners, climate

Fresh Energy is both stunned and disappointed that the International Code Council (ICC) board of directors sided with fossil fuel interests over their own staff, appointed technical expert volunteers, and appeal process to keep the foot on the pedal for gas appliances.

Mar 26, 2024

White Paper Deep Dive: Minnesota’s growing decarbonization challenge 

Join Fresh Energy for an in-depth exploration of the inner workings of Minnesota’s natural gas distribution system

Mar 22, 2024

Accelerating residential energy codes for a safer, cleaner Minnesota

Learn how updating Minnesota’s residential energy code would lower greenhouse gas emissions and save homeowners money.

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Mar 22, 2024

Bright idea: Clean Lighting bill will save Minnesotans money, provide safer lighting

Learn how Minnesota’s Clean Lighting bill would phase out harmful, mercury-based fluorescent lights to improve human health, save Minnesotans money, and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Mar 20, 2024

Meet Shubha, Fresh Energy’s new consultant

Fresh Energy is welcoming Shubha as a new clean electricity consultant! Get to know Shubha’s background, experience, and interests.