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Sustainable We #4: Where Does the Sun Shine on Renewable Energy?

“We are well served by having the educated, aware, thoughtful and passionate individuals we have in Minneapolis who want to collectively do in a better way. How are we designing a sustainable environment together?” Topic #4: “Where Does the Sun Shine on Renewable Energy?” Our city-wide series of “Sustainable We” conversations continued January 19 with a panel discussion at the community room…

Announcing: Lake Street Energy Challenge

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Although the launch of community solar gardens in Minneapolis is taking longer than many would like — developers applied to Xcel Energy in December 2014 and the approval process is slow — there will be opportunities for residents, without a large upfront investment, to participate in solar energy before the end of 2016. For a…

Removing Barriers to Saving With Solar

At a recent forum (Conscious Living Expo), Timothy DenHerder-Thomas of Cooperative Energy Futures responded to MPLS Green founder Mikki Morrissette’s concerns about barriers to community solar garden cost savings for Minneapolis residents. What are the barriers to Minneapolis solar? How are they resolved? And — do you know how much coal a typical Minneapolis family…

Spotlight: Cooperative Energy

Timothy DenHerder-Thomas

Who is Timothy DenHerder-Thomas? In a recent series of discussions with Minneapolis neighborhood and business advocates, hosted by Xcel Energy to talk about engaging community with energy efficiency and pending solar, one of the many voices at the table was Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, a bright, insightful East Coast transplant who has mobilized youth leaders around sustainability,…