Renewable electricity plan open for comment
Read the 100% Renewable Electricity Plan.
We are in a climate crisis. To fight climate change, Minneapolis is switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Our goals are to:
- Power every City-owned building with 100% renewable electricity by 2023, and;
- Power all homes and buildings in Minneapolis with 100% renewable electricity by 2030
30% of electricity will come from solar and other renewable sources within Minneapolis. This will create local jobs and increase our energy resilience. The remaining electricity will come from the regional electric grid.
Some communities in our city are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. They have been under-invested in and their energy costs are too high. This includes renters, those with lower incomes, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Immigrants (BIPOCI). These communities who have suffered environmental racism deserve equitable benefits from renewable energy.
We built this plan from years of input from all communities of Minneapolis. Please send us your comments by October 15th before we submit this plan for City Council approval.
Planning for renewable energy
- The Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Jacob Frey adopted the renewable electricity resolution in 2018.
- This resolution sets a goal of 100% renewable electricity for Minneapolis by 2030.
- We have already created a plan to reach these goals for City-owned buildings.
- We engaged community members during the Fall of 2019 for input on the city-wide plan.
- This plan to achieve these city-wide goals is available for comment.
(A student speaks on behalf of iMatter at the 100% Renewable Electricity Resolution's press event alongside the Sierra Club, Mayor Frey, and City Council Members Schroeder, Fletcher, and Gordon)