Stunning Lack of Intellectual Diversity on Energy Board Explains Poor Decisions in Minneapolis
Yesterday I wrote about how Minneapolis’ renewable energy targets are just expensive virtue signalling. A closer look at the City advisory board helps explain why the state’s largest city could implement such bad policy.
The table below shows the members of the Energy Vision Advisory Committy, which is charged by the Board with reviewing and providing feedback on the Clean Energy Partnership’s biennial work plan. As you can see, there is not a single voice on the committee who thinks it may be a good idea to pump the brakes on spending $473,600 on renewable energy credits that will provide no material benefit to the City. Many of the members have a vested financial interest in promoting renewable energy.
Conflict of interest much?
I emailed the City and asked to be considered for the panel when they update their membership this fall. I sincerely doubt I’ll hear from them.
||Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs ( HECUA)
||Cooperative Energy Futures
||Great Plains Institute
||Institute for Local Self-Reliance
||CR Planning / Great Plains Institute
||Lake Street Council
||Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Minneapolis
||Neighborhood Energy Connection
||Representing Minneapolis residents/property owners
||Minnesota Department of Transportation
|| Renewable Energy Partners
|| University of Minnesota
||Center for Sustainable Building Research