MNIPL In the News: 2022

The Manchin permitting side deal would eviscerate IRA climate progress, Minnesota Reformer, 12/8/22. Op-ed written by MNIPL's Julia Nerbonne and Sara Wolff.

Solar coalition wants to put equity front and center in Xcel’s Minnesota rate case, Energy News Network, 12/1/22. Highlights work by the Just Solar Coalition and MNIPL to fight Xcel Energy's 21% rate hike. Includes quotes by Julia Nerbonne and Joshua Lewis.

Green Visions: Earth Harmony Study Group, The North 103.3, 11/30/22. Features the multifaith book group that has been running for the past 5 years in the Duluth area with a focus on discussing to discuss books on the environment from a spiritual perspective; co-lead by Bret Pence, MNIPL, and Pastor David Carlson.

For some Minnesota college students, climate change is top issue on ballot, MPR, 11/4/22. Includes a quote by Ella Stewart, a student from UMD who is interning this year with MNIPL.

Who Will Lead Us?, The Alley Newspaper (a Phillips community newspaper in Minneapolis), 11/1/22. Op-ed written by MNIPL's Joshua Lewis about the "Dirty Side Deal" attached to the Inflation Reduction Act.

Solar Co-op Celebration, Fox21, 9/13/22. There are now 60+ homes that are members of the Duluth/Arrowhead Solar Co-Op; this event also launched the 2023 solar group buy.

Green Zones can fight back against energy rate increases, Camden News, 8/3/22. Article about our door-knocking campaign to raise awareness of Xcel Energy's proposed rate increase.

Local View: Even with climate crisis worsening, hope can be found, Duluth News Tribune, 7/31/22. Op-ed written by our friend, Tone Lanzillo, a member of the Loaves and Fishes Community in Duluth; recommends MNIPL as a group for people to participate with.

Groups Pushing Back Against Minnesota Power's Proposed 18% Rate Hike. Press release, 7/8/22. Jointly issued by MNIPL, Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota, and the Sierra Club with quote from Bret Pence. Cited in news articles by the Duluth News Tribune and The Timerjay.

Ascension Episcopal Church named Certified Climate Justice Congregation, The Gazette, 5/3/22.

Xcel Energy dropped new gas; Minnesota Power should, too. Duluth News Tribune, 4/13/22. Bret Pence, with MNIPL, co-signed this op-ed. Calls on the Public Utilities Commission to require Minnesota Power to source more cost-effective solar and wind power instead of the proposed Nemadji Trail gas plant.

The spiritual response to climate change, MPR News, 3/9/22. Julia Nerbonne, Executive Director, was interviewed by Angela Davis in a story about addressing climate anxiety through spiritual practice.

Duluth Elected Officials and Environmental Leaders Issue Joint Statement Regarding PolyMet Dam, 1/22/22. A call for Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to hold a hearing on PolyMet's dangerous dam proposal. Signed by Bret Pence on behalf of MNIPL.