Legislative Update: An impactful year for energy and climate.
Against the odds, it has been an incredibly impactful year for energy at the Minnesota Legislature. Sit down with Fresh Energy's Michael Noble, Justin Fay, and Anna Johnson to discuss significant new investments in solar energy, new policy support for a just and equitable transition to clean energy, innovative new decarbonization strategies for gas utilities, and more.Guests:Michael Noble, Executive Director of Fresh EnergyJustin Fay, Lead Director of Public Affairs at Fresh Energy Anna Johnson, Senior Associate of Public Affairs at Fresh Energy Topics: ECO ActNatural Gas Innovation ActSolar investments including solar on schools, an extension of Xcel Energy's Solar Rewards program, and an innovative "brightfields" projectClean energy jobs and economic developmentBuy Clean Buy Fair studyThe new office of community transition at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic DevelopmentClean Cars MinnesotaWhite House's American Jobs Plan and American Rescue Planand more!Further Reading: "Taking stock of meaningful progress at the Minnesota Legislature" by Justin Fay"What's up with 'renewable natural gas?'""ECO Act becomes law, modernizing Minnesota's energy efficiency policy""13 years in the rearview: The making of Clean Cars Minnesota" by Briana Kerber"The American Jobs Plan: 14 ambitious (and totally achievable) goals for clean energy, equity, and climate."Join us!July Webinar Series: The Intersection of Energy and CommunityVirtual Benefit Breakfast with BlocPower's Donnel Baird on October 14, 2021