MSI PI Gabe Chan (assistant professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs) has been providing insights into Excel Energy’s recent pledge to go completely carbon-free by 2050. An interview by Minnesota Public Radio can be found on their website: How Xcel Could Bring Carbon-Free Power to Minnesota. Professor Chan and his grad students also wrote an opinion piece on this subject for MinnPost: After Excel Energy’s Zero-Carbon Pledge, Let’s Make Sure the Public Benefits.
Professor Chan studies climate change and energy technology. He is using MSI resources on a project to study the impact of climate-change policies on air pollution in California.