A new report from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) shows routes to a lower-carbon future for the largest greenhouse gas emitting sector in the state. The Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation report was created through public input and modeling and outlines recommendations and next steps toward reducing emissions. Continue reading »
I am pleased to welcome Morgan Zehner as Great Plains Institute’s (GPI’s) director of development. Morgan is a tenured nonprofit executive and consultant with 15 years of experience. He brings a combination of strategic management skills, deep knowledge of tactical fundraising practices, and a commitment to GPI’s mission. Continue reading »
Great Plains Institute (GPI) is pleased to welcome Huong Nguyen as our new director of finance and administration.
Continue reading »
From podcasts to the latest analysis, you can check out what we’re reading, listening to, and watching in this regular series (view previous GPI staff picks). Continue reading »
The collaborative Solar Possible program has earned both national and state recognitions for its unique cohort model that helps government entities overcome barriers to solar adoption. Continue reading »
Minnesota’s Southwest Regional Development Commission awarded its 2019 Program of the Year Award to the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) for their continuous efforts to help residents build and apply clean energy practices across the state. Continue reading »
Many of our Great Plains Institute (GPI) staffers have become owners of fully-electric vehicles in recent years. Over the last several months, Minnesota Public Radio shared their stories on air. While there are some common threads in their electric vehicle (EV) experiences, some of the differences might surprise you. Read more below and click the links to hear the audio. Continue reading »
At this week’s CO2NNECT 2019 conference, the Carbon Capture Coalition (which is co-convened by GPI) released its consensus “Federal Policy Blueprint” to “articulate a comprehensive and ambitious federal policy agenda that can help achieve the goal of economywide carbon capture deployment.” Continue reading »
The Great plains Institue is excited to announce a new partnership with the Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) that aims to help prepare the State of Wisconsin to meet energy distribution challenges of the 21st Century. Read the official press release from M-WERC below.
Continue reading »
Join the Great Plains Institute and the Nicholas Institute at Duke University in Lexington, Kentucky on June 12, 2019, as we present an expert workshop for states and stakeholders to discuss important issues in the PJM region in 2019. Continue reading »