University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Energy Transition Lab

The Energy Transition Lab is a strategic initiative of the Institute on the Environment in partnership with the Law School. ETL brings together leaders in government, business and nonprofit organizations to develop new energy policy pathways, institutions and regulations.

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About Energy Transition Lab

The ETL is led by Ellen Anderson, executive director and Barb Jacobs, project manager. Learn more. At the ETL, we develop and implement innovative solutions to our biggest energy challenges through collaborative teams of university researchers and industry, government, and community leaders. Learn more.


Energy Transition Lab Projects

ETL projects emerge through partnerships with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit and community sectors and move from problem to tangible solution through consultations, research, public meetings and outreach. Learn more.


Resources of the Energy Transition Lab

ETL is a leader in Minnesota’s growing energy storage community. Some of our projects include hosting the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance (MESA), the region’s only energy storage-focused organization, and convening large and small stakeholders to advance energy storage knowledge and adoption in Minnesota. Learn more and join MESA.


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The Energy Transition Lab is a strategic initiative of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in partnership with the Law School.
Funding for the Energy Transition Lab is primarily provided by the Institute on the Environment. Other funders include McKnight Foundation, Energy Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, US Department of Energy, Wind Energy Foundation and the University of California Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. Support for energy storage work is provided by the Minneapolis Foundation, Great River Energy, Mortenson Construction, AES Corporation, Next Era Energy Resources, and General Electric. Funders have no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of any manuscript.