Associate Professor Gabe Chan is quoted in this story about the Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps low-income households pay for energy efficiency upgrades. But it often rejects applicants because their homes need repairs first — repairs they often can’t afford.
Associate Professor Gabe Chan says in this story that Xcel Energy’s plan to close a coal-fired power plant in central Minnesota and replace it with a large solar project is a big step in the transition of the power supply.
Professor Peter Calow wrote this letter to the editor, which was published in the Star Tribune, responding to an earlier commentary discussing whether American society is relying too much on experts to guide public policy.
Associate Professor Gabe Chan said in this story that the nature of rural energy co-ops, which are owned and operated by their customers, creates an incentive for them to pursue cheaper renewable energy sources.
Associate Professor Gabe Chan and Swain Climate Policy Series founder Tom Swain talked about the launch of the series this week with a lecture by former vice president Al Gore, and the urgency of addressing the climate crisis.