A developer is pursuing city financing to build an aquifer thermal energy system as an alternative to natural gas.
A coalition of environmental groups and the state’s largest cities say all of the money should go toward electrification.
Gabe Chan, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, seeks to connect research with public policy.
The state recently became the first in the nation to adopt a new national standard for connecting to the electric grid.
The state government’s progress on emissions stalled in 2018; officials cite a cold winter and hot summer.