Both the Walz Administration and the Minnesota House Climate Caucus have introduced proposals with ambitious climate investments.
Clean Energy and Equity Highlights in the Bonding Bill
Fresh Energy had four key recommendations for special session, one of which was prioritizing bonding investments in transit and affordable housing.
Legislative and Policy Goals Amidst COVID-19
With the end of session looming, the Minnesota Legislature has begun to hear consensus business, including some much needed clean energy initiatives.
A step toward workforce 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.
Governor Walz Announces ‘Clean Cars Minnesota’
This afternoon, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced Clean Cars Minnesota—adopting advanced clean car standards to significantly reduce carbon pollution from Minnesota’s transportation sector.
Fresh Energy statement: Renewable energy and electric transportation are the path forward
Instead of investing time and resources into unneeded fossil-fuel infrastructure like Line 3, Minnesota should speed the transition to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy.