Our Impact

 

The Great Plains Institute works with our partners using consensus-based strategies to discover and implement politically durable solutions to our most pressing energy and climate challenges.

 

 

Here are some examples of how our work is making an impact:

 

Nearly half the U.S. states working with GPI on cost-effective ways to reduce emissions

 

Innovative next generation utility regulation that’s better for consumers, businesses, the economy, and the environment

 

‘GreenStep Cities,’ helping cities of all sizes meet their sustainability goals

 

‘Drive Electric Minnesota,’ promoting clean electric vehicles and infrastructure

 

Establishment of the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System, helping states & provinces verify compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards and objectives

 

Lower costs for solar energy and market rules that treat clean energy fairly

 

Historic, bi-partisan energy agreements among Midwestern governors

 

The Bioeconomy Coalition, positioning Minnesota as the best place to develop advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biomass thermal projects

 

International delegations that bring the best ideas home & lay the foundation for bi-lateral partnerships