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Clean Energy Takes Off

Letter from the Executive Director The central challenge of the 21st century is creating an energy system that enables economic growth without irreversible climate change. While climate change continues, we do have a maturing clean energy industry. Back in 2004, for instance, global investment in clean energy totaled $53 billion, but that figure ballooned to […]

Clean Energy Forums with Focus the Nation

Will Steger Foundation was proud to partner with Focus the Nation ( to sponsor a series of regional forums across the Midwest in collaboration with local policy makers and community members, highlighting the need and opportunity to transition to a clean energy future. Members from the Expedition Copenhagen delegation, along with other Midwest youth, took […]

Clean Energy, Climate, and Health: Reflections on the Clearwater Public Forum

It is a fundamental truth that clean energy and human wellbeing go hand in hand – for climate and health activists alike. With the passage of the 2007 Next Generation Act and this spring’s Clean Energy and Jobs legislation, Minnesota has started down the clean energy path that cuts carbon pollution and reduces threats to […]

Will Steger and Duluth Residents Call on Congress for Clean Energy Policy

Sept. 8, 2008 Will Steger and Duluth Residents Call on Congress for Clean Energy Policy Offshore Drilling Offers No Relief at the Pump Duluth, MN– As Congress considers various proposals that would weaken decades of coastal protections and allow offshore drilling in protected waters, a large crowd of Duluth citizens gathered with Will Steger along […]

Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign

As a member of the MN Clean Energy and Jobs campaign, we are advancing policies that create a responsible clean energy plan for Minnesota, including strengthening and expanding our Renewable Energy Standard, promoting cleaner energy, and increasing energy efficiency savings.

Let’s keep moving Minnesota’s clean-energy vision forward

By Will Steger and Kendra Roedl Plenty alarms us about climate change – the news of rapid ice-shelf collapse, a growing list of “hottest years on record” in the past decade, and the prospects for today’s youth and future generations in a warming world. The recent Supreme Court decision to pause implementation of the Clean […]

Will Steger makes push for clean energy commitment in Minnesota

By Robb Jeffries Forum News Service Clean-energy supporters, including a world-famous polar explorer, gathered Wednesday in the State Office Building to urge Minnesota lawmakers to create strict regulations on carbon emissions from energy providers. Will Steger, known for his numerous expeditions across the Arctic and Antarctic, said he and others have asked Gov. Mark Dayton […]

Over 100 Minnesota Youth Lobby for a Clean Energy Future

On a nearly snowless early February day, over 100 high school youth from the Will Steger Foundation’s Youth Environmental Activists (YEA! MN) program participated in the Clean Energy & Jobs “Day on the Hill,” lobbying their state legislators and meeting with Governor Dayton to discuss how climate change will impact their future. Read more…