Clean Energy Partnership now taking applications for Energy Vision Advisory Committee

Looking for experts and representatives in wide range of communities and energy-related fields

The Clean Energy Partnership is now accepting applications from the public to serve on the Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC). This committee plays a critical role in shaping the partnership’s work plan to help Minneapolis achieve clean energy goals, including reducing greenhouse gases, increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy, and making energy more affordable and reliable for everyone. EVAC members provide feedback on the partnership’s work plan and performance reports, and provide expertise or represent their Minneapolis communities.

A diverse committee is being sought that includes members from critical communities within the city. Viewpoints that could be reflected by committee members include: 

·         Affordability advocacy.

·         Business interests – small and large.

·         Clean energy.

·         Community organizations.

·         Economic development.

·         Energy efficiency.

·         Energy systems.

·         Environmental justice.

·         Green buildings.

·         Labor and industry.

·         Property management.

·         Renewable energy.

·         Rental housing.

·         Public buildings.

·         Students and academia.

The Clean Energy Partnership is a first-of-its-kind City-utility collaboration that includes the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy. The partnership is led by a joint City/utility board that reviews and approves work plans focused on helping the City achieve its energy goals. The board collects community feedback through the Energy Vision Advisory Committee to aid in its decision-making.

Applications and more information are available on the Clean Energy Partnership’s website at http://mplscleanenergypartnership.org. Applications received by 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, will be given priority. Preference for membership will be given to individuals who live in the city or have a history of working in the city.

More information about the Clean Energy Partnership is available at http://mplscleanenergypartnership.org.

Published Aug 11, 2016