Bite-Sized Learning: Financing Clean Energy Projects for Nonprofits

Monday, July 12, 11:00 AM - Monday, July 12, 2021, 12:00 PM
Monday, July 12, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: Free

Nonprofits are interested in lowering their utility bills and reducing their carbon footprint; however, finding the funds to implement projects is a challenge. Attendees will learn how nonprofits in Minnesota are using a new tool called Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE financing, to affordably implement energy efficiency and solar projects. More than 300 businesses and nonprofits are collectively saving over $10 million annually thanks to this innovative financing tool.

The Bite-Sized Learning events are designed by MCN’s Greater Minnesota team to keep us connected across the state. While the topics are chosen to meet the needs of Greater Minnesota, all are welcome here!  Each event will have a short presentation along with plenty of time for networking and discussion on the designated topic. Bring your questions and expertise on the topic! With our cameras and microphones on, we can stay connected, learn, and support one another.

Event Details

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method. 

Register for the event on Zoom.

This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

Speaker Information

PLindstrom HeadshotPeter Lindstrom is the public sector & community engagement manager for the Clean Energy Resource Teams, a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects. In this role, Peter is responsible for empowering communities to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and practices.

Peter has 20 years of experience working on public policy, particularly in the science and technology area. He served as an assistant director at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and vice president of public affairs at the Minnesota High Tech Association.

In 1999 Peter was elected to the Falcon Heights City Council and served as mayor from 2008 to 2019. He currently represents District 10 on the Metropolitan Council.

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