The state government’s progress on emissions stalled in 2018; officials cite a cold winter and hot summer.
An environmental camp on Minnesota’s North Shore has spent more than a year constructing two high-performance, energy-efficient buildings in one of the coldest climates in the country.
By next year more than 20 percent of the electricity needs of the University of Minnesota will be powered by renewable energy.
Addressing climate change has become one of the focal points of Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration. Though the state has missed its 2015 goal of reducing greenhouse gases, the governor’s office has created more coordinated leadership to direct agencies on sustainability.