25 Sep '17, 3pm

Fresh Energy’s 25 years of progress on #EnergyEfficiency https://t.co/N1rbZqYIXq

Fresh Energy’s 25 years of progress on #EnergyEfficiency https://t.co/N1rbZqYIXq

Fresh Energy has shaped and led Minnesota progress on energy efficiency, working with partners on key points along the way: 1991: New residential building code aims to reduce energy use by 30 percent, utilities must invest at least 1.5 percent of electricity revenue and .5 percent of gas revenue on energy savings 2000: Sales tax exemptions are established for energy efficient products 2007: Energy efficiency savings are now required to reduce electric and gas utility demand by 1.5 percent each year 2010: Cities can now offer loans to property owners to finance energy efficiency improvements that are paid back through the equity on the property Then: When Fresh Energy was founded energy conservation was sort of a folksy thing that people taught their kids—close the refrigerator door, turn off the lights when you leave the room, turn on a fan instead of the air conditioner. ...

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