The Future of Renewable Energy Siting in Minnesota

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June 29, 2021
Online Event

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 | 3:30-4:15pm

How will we site and build out the sheer amount of solar and wind energy needed to reach ambitious renewable energy targets while preserving farmland, expanding habitat, and maintaining the sense of place that communities have come to appreciate? Join us as we continue our CERTs Energy Futures event series with a discussion among leading renewable energy planners and practitioners.

  • Nathan Cummins with The Nature Conservancy will share how it is technically feasible to reach high levels of renewable energy in the next decade, and the incentives needed to get there.
  • Brian Ross with Great Plains Institute will discuss the importance of proactive approaches, setting local priorities, and addressing values like water quality and agricultural production.
  • Sarah Banas Mills with University of Michigan will highlight how intentional process matters, how sense of place matters, and how to engage with community members to reach beneficial outcomes.