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'Green Zones' an Immediate Success in Minneapolis

After years of planning and development, two Green Zones in Minneapolis are attracting desired investments and paving the way for more success.
January 22, 2019, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Minneapolis is starting to see an influx of solar installations in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, an early result of a new program to target investment in those areas without displacing existing residents and businesses," reports Frank Jossi.

"The city’s 'green zones' program — years in the making and now finally taking shape — targets two areas of the city for special incentives intended to spur solar and energy efficiency projects, along with other priorities focused on healthy food and water," adds Jossi.

The two areas in the city designated as Green Zones are North Minneapolis between Interstate 94 and the Mississippi River and the Phillips and Cedar-Riverside neighborhoods of South Minneapolis, according to Jossi. The article includes a lot more detail on the genesis and mechanisms of the city's Green Zone Initiative. Planetizen also discussed the city's Green Zones Initiative in summer 2018, when the city designated the two zones.

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Published on Friday, January 18, 2019 in Energy News Network
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