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Joe Dammel directs Fresh Energy’s buildings department, which encompasses work on building energy performance, building electrification, and gas system decarbonization. When Joe Dammel came to Fresh Energy, he broke new ground with gas decarbonization work and he is now taking the lead on our growing healthy buildings strategy, utilizing his background in utility business models, gas infrastructure, performance metrics, and more to lead the buildings department.
Joe joined Fresh Energy in July 2021 and brings a wealth of experience to Fresh Energy. He draws from his experiences as a staff attorney at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, where he supported the agency’s air and climate work. Before that, Joe served as an assistant attorney general at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, where he advocated on behalf of residential and small business consumers before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering from Michigan Technological University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a Master of Science in science, technology, and environmental policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Joe currently serves as Secretary on the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy section and as Chair of the 2022 Environmental Institute. In his personal time, Joe enjoys photography, kettlebells, and cooking.