There’s a lot going on behind the scenes when we flip the light switch, turn on the tv, or plug in an electric vehicle for at-home charging. Whatever its source, energy must be harnessed or collected, then transported, before it can be used to power our homes and businesses.
Farmers and ranchers formed America’s electric cooperatives more than 75 years ago, as a strategy to secure electricity and bring stability to rural communities. MiEnergy, a co-op based in the Southeastern corner of Minnesota, and serving Northeastern Iowa as well, has been carrying power to its 18,700 member-owners since 1936.
Fresh Energy’s executive director Michael Noble released the following statement in response to Great River Energy’s commitment to being 50 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Fresh Energy digs into recent market data to explain the stunning move toward renewable energy in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.
Amidst a clean energy revolution in the state, Fresh Energy takes a deeper look at where Minnesota’s electricity comes from.
On March 16, 2017, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Otter Tail Power Company’s new 15-year Resource Plan, affirming that additional clean energy investments are a good bet for the utility’s customers.