Michael Noble – Climate Policy Change Champion
Michael Noble will speak on a life in climate policy, with special emphasis on how progress in Minnesota has remained steady while the power of money thwarted meaningful federal action for 32 years. He will describe the game-changing momentum of the new energy provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act and the 100 percent Clean Electricity Standard recently passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Walz.
Michael is executive director and a founder of Fresh Energy, a nonprofit public policy energy advocacy organization. Stepping down this spring after 30 years to support generational change, under his leadership Fresh Energy persistently and effectively advocated for clean energy policies and systems in the state, region, and nation, advocacy that has driven bold public policies on the path toward an equitable carbon neutral economy.