Twin Cities Area Energy Transition Event

A citizens action group I’m a member of is hosting an event that I wanted to tell you about. Here’s the info:

What: “Great River Energy – Leading Cooperatively toward a Cost-Effective
and Carbon Constrained Future”
When: Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 pm
Where: at Great River Energy, 12300 Elm Creek Blvd N in Maple Grove, 55369

Northwest Metro Climate Action and Great River Energy invite you to an information session on Tuesday January 9 at 7 pm titled “Great River Energy – Leading Cooperatively toward a Cost-Effective and Carbon Constrained Future”.

The event will take place at Great River Energy, 12300 Elm Creek Blvd N in Maple Grove, and is free and open to the public.

Great River Energy is a “generation and transmission” cooperative that provides electricity to local electric co-ops across Minnesota. GRE has taken numerous steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

At this event, Zac Ruzycki of Great River Energy will describe GRE initiatives like these….

  • Energy saving features of GRE’s headquarters building in Maple Grove, the first LEED Platinum commercial building in Minnesota.
  • the “ReVolt” program that offers 100% wind energy at no extra cost for car charging by electric customers who buy electric vehicles
  • GRE’s program to help homeowners save money and reduce carbon footprint through use of electric water heaters that use cheaper nighttime electricity
  • a pilot project to bring electric school buses to Minnesota that will reduce emissions, fuel costs and maintenance costs
  • GRE has accelerated the depreciation of its largest coal-fired generating plant so that its members will not be saddled with a “stranded asset” if or when burning coal becomes off-limits.
  • Northwest Metro Climate Action is a group of residents of Maple Grove, Plymouth and surrounding suburbs who are working to broaden understanding in the northwest suburbs of the reality and seriousness of the climate change problem.

    This event is free and open to the public. For more information see www.NWMetroClimateAction.org or the Facebook page “NW Metro Climate Action”.

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