Critics of Minneapolis’ sustainability budget say the city should prioritize lowering residents’ utility bills over buying renewable energy credits.
Now into its second year, a unique partnership between the city of Minneapolis and two utilities is receiving national recognition and praise from clean energy advocates.
In early June, workers began installation of a $3.5 million solar farm next to the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, part of an ambitious plan by a Twin Cities regional government agency to use marginal land it owns for solar installations. Another solar farm and community solar gardens are also in the works.
A new report from Minneapolis officials finds that large office buildings are among the city’s most energy efficient.
Chicago and Minneapolis are among the top 10 cities in the country for having strong energy efficiency policies, according to a new report.
The two investor-owned utilities serving Minneapolis are expected to reach a historic first-in-the-nation agreement today that will pave the way for a cleaner energy system in the city.
PACE financing is picking up steam in Minnesota, facilitating solar panels and efficiency improvements for a diverse range of businesses.