23 Jun '17, 12pm

via @freshenergy

via @freshenergy

Fresh Energy has shaped and led Minnesota progress on renewables, working with partners on key points along the way: 1991 campaign launched to get “1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2000” 2001 renewable energy goal set: 10 percent renewables by 2015 2007 25 percent Renewable Electricity Standard set 2011 Cost share plan approved by the Midwest Independent System Operator for 17 new transmission lines ($5.2 billion) to support 23,500 megawatts of wind power. 2013 New standard set requiring all public utilities to generate at least 1.5 percent of their electricity from solar energy resources by the year 2020, and Community Solar program is created. Then: When Fresh Energy was founded there was almost no renewable electricity on our energy system. The decision to use wind and solar at that time would have been done almost entirely for the sake of their environmental bene...

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