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What’s up with the grid?

What is the grid and why does it matter? With media personalities like Jon Oliver dedicating air time to the topic, it’s time for a crash course—and Fresh Energy is here to help with our new explainer!

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Xcel Energy’s announcement on reducing gas emissions warrants praise; will require careful implementation

Read Fresh Energy and partners’ comments on Xcel Energy’s announced intent to reduce emissions from its fossil-fuel gas distribution utility business.

New Report: Electrification of multifamily housing in Minnesota

As our electricity grows cleaner, we must invest in deep decarbonization, or electrification, of our residential multifamily buildings—a move good for under-resourced households and Minnesota’s climate goals.

Electric vehicles: Good for public health and the planet

Vehicle exhaust doesn’t just stink, it kills. We explain how electric vehicles can help both public health, and the planet.

Future Focus at the 2021 Virtual Benefit Breakfast

Last week, more than 475 people from Minnesota and across the country attended Fresh Energy’s Sixth Annual Benefit Breakfast. They took part in an inspiring conversation with our featured speaker, climate tech entrepreneur, Donnel Baird, and special guest, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN).

Fresh Energy at the Global Climate Summit in Glasgow

This page houses all of J.’s updates from COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference or global climate summit, kicking off in Glasgow October 31 – November 12, 2021!

Landmark moment for the future of gas in Minnesota

Fresh Energy reached a landmark moment as we filed our first round of comments in the new fossil gas dockets at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

Xcel Energy’s Resource Plan creates pathway for a clean energy future

In October 2021, Fresh Energy filed final comments and analysis at the
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in support of Xcel Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan, but with new solar, wind, and battery storage as alternatives to new peaker gas plants.

Renewables and storage provide reliable, cost-effective, clean energy future for Xcel Energy

On October 15, Clean Grid Alliance, Fresh Energy, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, and Union of Concerned Scientists (collectively the Clean Energy Organizations or CEOs) filed Supplemental Comments to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in Xcel Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan proceeding

Special Delivery for Benefit Breakfast Guests Registered by September 27

Good things come to those who register early! Register for our virtual Benefit Breakfast by September 27 to get a packet of goodies including a gift certificate, our new flipbook, and more delivered right to your door.