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Journalist for nearly a decade with keen interest in local energy policies for cities and national efforts to facilitate a renewable revolution. 

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  • Feb 20, 2023

Yes, bills pushing for a 100% carbon-free grid move the ball on climate change and sustainability, but they also place nonprofit small-scale utilities in a difficult position that forces them to possibly play ball with larger, for-profit utilities and power providers. In Minnesota, 1.7 million electric customers are served by nonprofit power providers that could now be at risk under new mandates. Do these policies give the advantage to larger, more ominous utilities? How can we ensure that smaller, nonprofit providers that offer low-cost energy to smaller communities survive and remain sustainable? 


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