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Energy Transition Lab

The mission of the Energy Transition Lab is to leverage the expertise of the University of Minnesota to work in collaboration with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors in transitioning our energy system to the future.   We help to develop new energy policy pathways, institutions and regulations, and create a focal point for innovative solutions.

As a land grant university, the University of Minnesota is committed to helping solve our local and global “grand challenges.” Through the ETL, the University’s outstanding researchers and thought leaders will help our energy system meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The ETL focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electricity and transportation systems, energy storage, energy and environmental justice, and responses to climate change. It produces reports and recommendations to policymakers and regulators, conferences and workshops convening key stakeholders, and other public events. The ETL provides valuable learning opportunities for students, who participate in shaping solutions through their research and classwork. The ETL aims to become the “go-to” place for experts and leaders beyond the University to work with University faculty, students and staff toward solutions to energy challenges.

The Energy Transition Lab is a strategic initiative of the University’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the Law School.

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Administration
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
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.