Renewable Energy

Our vision is an energy system that relies heavily on renewable sources of electricity and fuels to meet our needs for electricity, heating, cooling and transportation. GPI’s current efforts to promote clean sources of electricity are described above under our “energy infrastructure” section. Areas of focus on renewable fuels include:

  • Growing the nation’s renewable biogas and biomethane industry.
  • Turning abundant organic “wastes” into renewable energy.
  • Supporting the commercialization and scale-up of next-gen biofuels (from non-food sources).
  • Promoting bioproducts and chemicals as a growth strategy for modern biorefineries. 


Collaboration on Utility Regulation and Grid Modernization in Minnesota Recognized by Regional and National Media

Media highlights efforts by stakeholders to address changes in the electricity system.

Minnesota Policy Leaders Continue to Support Bioeconomy Production Incentive

Funding for the Bioeconomy Production Incentive has been included in budget proposals from the Minnesota Governor, House, and Senate.

Why Large Competitive Electricity Markets Benefit Wind Energy

Analysis explores the factors that can reduce curtailment and increase capacity factors for wind plants.


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