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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Xcel Energy announces plan for zero-carbon electricity by 2050

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Today, Xcel Energy announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Timothy Schaefer, director of Environment Minnesota, issued the following statement. “Renewable power is here. It's been growing since Minnesota’s first commitment in 2007 to a future powered by clean energy. There's no turning back. We're confident that the people of Minnesota can meet all of their electricity needs with clean, renewable energy.”

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

In Minnesota, and from Sea to Shining Sea, Mayors Call for Solar

Minneapolis, MN - Mayors from every U.S. state including Minnesota are embracing a vision for more solar energy in their communities, as stated in a letter released today by Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center. The group of over 200 “Mayors for Solar Energy” represents cities and towns in states from Florida to Alaska, California to Maine, including Mayor Jacob Frey in Minneapolis.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

The State of Recycling in Minnesota

Recycling rates in major cities throughout Minnesota reveal one of the better states in the nation in terms of waste management. Yet, there is still plenty of room for improvement. According to the most recent study, Minnesota’s statewide recycling rate of 43.6 percent eclipses the 2015 national average of 34.7 percent. Part of Minnesota’s success can be attributed to the creation of specific goals and strategies. By 2030, Minnesota plans to achieve a 75 percent recycling rate for counties in the Twin Cities Metro area and a 35 percent rate in Greater Minnesota by 2030.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment America Action Fund’s GreenHouse Project helps turn Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional district greener

MINNEAPOLIS -- Environment America Action Fund (EAAF) and Environment Minnesota are thrilled to congratulate Congressman-elect Dean Phillips on his big win in the state’s 3rd Congressional District.

Environment America Action Fund endorsed and helped elect Phillips as part of EAAF’s GreenHouse Project, which strategically selected U.S. House races in 10 swing districts across the country where voters had clear choices between pro-environment candidates and candidates who were against environmental protections.

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Mayors for solar showcases how cities plan to reach renewable goals

Twenty-eight mayors and city staff logged on to discuss how their cities can harness more of the sun's power...

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