The Energy Transition Lab focuses on high-impact collaborative projects that help support our energy systems’ transition to the 21st century. Our projects connect University experts with public, private, community and nonprofit partners, and range from local, regional, state and national to global scales.
Local and regional projects relate to cities, communities and the people who populate them — wherever they happen to be. Minnesota-based projects focus on state policy and other ideas and endeavors connected to Minnesota institutions, industry and economy, and transcend local boundaries. National and global projects have a large sphere of influence. Often, the lines are blurred. For example, our work on an Alaskan borough’s access to renewable energy is local in scale but global in its reach. In addition, the Energy Transition Lab also participates as a collaborative partner on several energy transition related projects throughout the state of Minnesota.