Jason Holsman, a former Democratic state lawmaker, was appointed to the Public Service Commission in January.
Gabe Chan, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, seeks to connect research with public policy.
“It’s as pivotal a moment as when we went from horses to cars,” says first-term state Sen. Mallory McMorrow.
The 1,000-plus page volume is meant to offer policymakers a variety of templates for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
As colleges and universities divest from fossil fuels, investments in clean energy have not been as quick to catch on, in part because of unpredictable changes in government policy.