We recognize that an equitable energy transition requires climate justice, and there is no climate justice without racial justice. The last year has been a time of deep reflection and a realization of much-needed change, for our state as a whole but also for our organization.
The accelerating pace of climate change demands swift, bold action and we are rising to the challenge. To close the books on 2020, we’ve assembled this list of highlights. Together we made change happen!
As a national clean energy leader, Minnesota has a significant opportunity to ensure that its shifting utility workforce better reflects our state’s growing diversity.
The transition to a clean energy economy will change Minnesota’s employment landscape—and Fresh Energy is committed to leveraging opportunities to increase equity and reduce disparities in the process. Legislative efforts on utility workforce diversity are an important first step. Learn more about this 2019 law, signed this week by Governor Walz.
Our policy associate, Janiece Watts, shares steps we’ve taken as an organization to better embed diversity and equity into our work.