Posts by Devon Cupery

Join us for a People’s Movement Assembly

We welcome you to join the Just Solar Coalition for a People’s Movement Assembly in honor of community member Ed Owens on Saturday, February 8th from 9:30am – 2:00pm. We will be facilitating a robust program with speakers and breakout sessions to address climate disparities within our communities and how the criminal justice system plays…

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Bob Blake Appointed to Governor’s Workforce Development Board

Congratulations to Bob Blake of Red Lake Nation on his appointment to Governor Walz’s Workforce Development Board! Bob is on the staff of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, a founding member organization of the Just Solar Coalition. Bob started one of Minnesota’s first minority-owned solar companies, Solar Bear. He brings experience creating job opportunities for diverse communities…

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Community Solar Opportunities for Southern Minnesota

Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light is partnering with Minnesota based solar provider Cooperative Energy Futures to offer subscriptions to community solar gardens in southern Minnesota. Cooperative Energy Futures is committed to making locally produced clean energy accessible to all no matter their income. Upfront costs are only $25 and no on-site installation is necessary. Xcel…

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My testimony on Xcel Energy’s 15-year plan

MNIPL Board Member John Dunlop delivered this testimony a public hearing on Xcel Energy’s proposed 15-year plan in St. Cloud, MN on October 23, 2019. The outcome of Xcel’s 15-Year Energy Plan or (IRP) will determine whether this 70% of Xcel’s power will be replaced with more nuclear, fracked natural gas, and monopoly-owned wind and…

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Clarks Grove community solar array is live!

For a few years now, MNIPL has worked in close partnership with Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF) to expand participation in cooperative solar energy. We’re excited to announce that the 1.3 MW community solar garden in Clarks Grove, MN (pictured above) is now fully subscribed and operational. MNIPL played a key role in this outcome and…

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Duluth Solar Group Buy announced

We are excited to announce the launch of The Duluth Solar RREAL Deal 2019, a Duluth-centered solar “group buy” to promote residential solar locally through providing savings to a local installer in our Just Solar Coalition. The group savings are passed along to the residential clients, hence lowering the cost for solar and supporting the resource…

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Partners in Affordable Housing joins Just Solar Coalition garden

As Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light and the Just Solar Coalition continue to increase access to affordable, local, community-owned clean energy in southern Minnesota, we are thrilled to share about an exciting new partnership in Mankato! 17 housing units owned by Partners for Affordable Housing have joined the Just Solar Coalition community solar garden in…

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