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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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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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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Long-Standing, Popular Conservation Fund Expires

Washington, D.C. --Authorization for the nation’s most successful conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), expired on Sunday. Failure by Congress to save this essential program will put the outdoor places we love and America’s recreational economy at extreme risk. The LCWF is a bipartisan program that protects and preserves our national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and more than 40,000 state and local parks throughout the country.

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New power source in fight to stall climate change; California's 100% clean electricity bill signed into law

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the landmark Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) today, setting the Golden State on a path to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources such as solar and wind by 2045.

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