A year of progress

Through decisions large and small, Fresh Energy has helped Minnesota reduce carbon emissions, expand renewable energy, advance better buildings, and more! Here we gather 2017 highlights and look at what’s next.

Fresh Energy’s 25 years of progress on retiring coal plants

When Fresh Energy was founded in 1992, Minnesota generated almost two-thirds of its electricity from coal. Looking forward to today, coal is now only 39 percent of the state’s electricity generation and 19 of the 23 large coal-burning units in Minnesota have been announced for retirement. Learn more about our progress.