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Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Campaign Holds Earth Day Capitol Rally to Promote Clean Energy and Jobs

Posted April 23rd, 2013 by Jen Lynch, Minnesota Environmental Partnership. Governor Mark Dayton, Will Steger, Rep. Ellison, Speaker Thissen Join Call for Clean Energy and Jobs Legislation [SAINT PAUL, MN] On Earth Day, April 22, 2013, Governor Mark Dayton joined hundreds of clean energy advocates for a rally that encouraged legislators to advance groundbreaking legislation […]

Leading the Clean Energy Transition

Over 70 local businesses, organizations, and policy leaders convened for a three-hour workshop on climate change stories and clean energy solutions, in partnership with Xcel Energy. This event highlighted the influential role private/public partnerships play in pathways to carbon-free energy.

Clean energy leaders push for strong Clean Power Plan

June 17, 2015 BY: SARAH MCKENZIE Polar explorer and environmentalist Will Steger and other clean energy advocates urged state leaders to adopt a strong Clean Power Plan at the state Capitol on Wednesday — a plan all states are required to adopt as part of an update to the federal Clean Air Act that will put […]

Focus the Nation on Jobs and the Clean Energy Race

Focus the Nation on Jobs and the Clean Energy Race Garett Brennan, executive director, Focus the Nation Youth-led Clean Energy Forums are underway across the country this spring as part of Focus the Nation’s fourth national civic engagement campaign. Focus the Nation has been working this with youth leaders to help ‘focus’ communities across the […]

Clean Energy and Jobs for Minnesota

One of our youth climate leaders, Cole Norgaarden, recently addressed a crowd of over 30 advocates working on advancing Minnesota’s clean energy leadership. I was struck by his confidence and articulate comments, especially since they epitomize why our work is so urgent and important. He told the crowd “apologies cannot cut carbon…so let’s prevent the […]

Clean Energy & Jobs Legislation Passes the Minnesota Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2013 CONTACT: Cathy Kennedy 612.309.3951 Legislation Establishes Solar Energy Standard; Represents Good First Step Toward Creating Jobs, Making Solar Cheaper and More Accessible for All Minnesotans [SAINT PAUL, MN] The Minnesota Senate today passed clean energy and jobs legislation that establishes a solar energy standard of 1 percent by […]

Labor, energy, faith, youth, and conservation groups to announce campaign to advance groundbreaking clean energy, jobs plan

MEDIA ADVISORYST. PAUL, MN – On Tuesday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. in room 181 of the State Office Building, a group of labor, energy, business, faith, environment, and youth leaders will announce a campaign to advance a groundbreaking state legislation to create jobs for Minnesotans, generateclean, renewable energy, and protect our health and the […]

Will Steger to Discuss Minnesota’s Clean Energy Economy Profile

On October 2nd, Will Steger will join Governor Dayton, Jeff Hamiel, executive director/CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, George P. Sakellaris, president and CEO of a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, Ameresco, and Mark Andrew, president and founder of GreenMark, as the group gathers for the opening construction on Minnesota’s largest solar project […]

MN High School Student Gives Closing Remarks at Huge Earth Day Rally for Clean Energy & Jobs

Priyanka Zylstra, Senior at Minneapolis South High School, delivered the following closing remarks at the Clean Energy & Jobs Earth Day Rally at the Minnesota State Capitol, following Governor Mark Dayton, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Senator John Marty, Reprentative Melissa Hortman, and Polar Explorer Will Steger. She spoke to crowd of 500 people and drew huge […]