Every day, Minnesotans drive more than 123 million miles—the distance from Earth to the sun, and halfway back again. These miles add up to a massive amount of greenhouse gas emissions, making cars and trucks the number one source of climate pollution for the transportation sector in our state. While Minnesota is working to curb the number of vehicle miles traveled by increasing investments in electrification and in public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure, more must be done to reduce the emissions from vehicles on the road. That’s where clean car standards come into play.
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.”
Weigh in on what needs changing in Xcel Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan! Public comments are due June 25, 2021.
Fresh Energy is deeply committed to ensuring that Minnesota’s path toward 100% carbon-free electricity is inclusive, ambitious, and equitable.
Virginia is the eighth state to commit to 100 percent carbon-free electricity. On the heels of this major announcement, we need to consider how Minnesota’s clean energy goals stack up.
At Fresh Energy, we believe that it’s past time for climate action and building a prosperous and equitable world that’s carbon-neutral requires all the tools in our toolbox.