Fresh Energy’s Gas Decarbonization program is the first of its kind in the state and will be pivotal to moving toward a future where buildings and industries are powered by clean electricity instead of fossil gas.
For nearly two years, a broad mix of stakeholders—from natural gas and electric utilities to natural gas consumers to workforce advocates to clean energy advocates and implementers—has been convening to discuss methods for decarbonizing Minnesota’s natural gas end uses, with final recommendations published in the report “Decarbonizing Minnesota’s Natural Gas End Uses.”
Innovative buildings in the Midwest are saving owners thousands on energy bills and reducing carbon emissions. They’re good for people and our planet.
Our Truly Affordable discussions from July 2020 focus on the intersection of energy and housing affordability. Listen to the conversations here!
Saint Paul’s Climate Action Plan identified that 62 percent of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from building energy usage. We’re excited to see that the city is making moves to address this by considering more closely tracking energy usage in large buildings. We see as a first step toward addressing some of these emissions and ultimately reducing energy consumption.
We envision a bright—and electric—future for all Minnesotans with beneficial electrification driving the change. What exactly does it mean to “electrify everything”?