Recent News

Sep 20, 2022

Solar energy and stormwater research project debuts new runoff calculator tool for solar siting and permitting

A runoff calculator tool developed via the PV-SMaRT project will be a critical resource for solar developers, city planners, and more.

Sep 16, 2022

Fresh Energy Statement: Solar to replace coal in Becker, Minn.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s proposal for the Sherco Solar Project, giving the green light on the largest solar project in the upper Midwest.

Sep 13, 2022

Improving energy codes for health, savings, and climate 

Improving Minnesota’s residential energy codes would have a resounding impact on the future of our built environment.

Sep 08, 2022

Fresh Energy Statement: Electrification and energy efficiency are key tools to move beyond gas

Fresh Energy is collaborating across gas utilities, labor, and beyond to ensure strategic electrification and energy efficiency are important pieces of the solution.

Sep 02, 2022

Future of Gas docket moves ahead 

Fresh Energy and partners filed a public comment proposing a three-phase roadmap for the future of gas in Minnesota.

Aug 29, 2022

Minnesota Power’s IRP must reflect our climate reality 

Over the past several years, Minnesota Power has done commendable work to reduce its carbon emissions, and our analysis shows that it can go even further and faster.

Aug 23, 2022

Fresh Spotlight: Meet the Energy Transition team!

Who is our Energy Transition team, and how are they driving economy-wide, long-term decarbonization? Jump in to find out!

Aug 22, 2022

What’s up with building codes?

Check out how we’re cracking the code for sustainable buildings in Minnesota and beyond with this explainer blog.

Aug 22, 2022

Ensuring healthy, affordable housing in Minnesota 

It’s crucial that the most efficient, healthy, and affordable housing and buildings are constructed in Minnesota.

Aug 18, 2022

CenterPoint rate case is an opportunity to modernize Minnesota’s gas policies

CenterPoint Energy has a rate case underway, giving customers a chance to understand what rates are paying for and plan for the future.