What will Minneapolis' energy future look like in the next four years?

Community Power is growing a city-wide discussion on local energy issues during the 2021 city council & mayoral elections, building on our 2013 Minneapolis Energy Options campaign, the 2017 candidate forums, and all the work in between. This is an important opportunity for Minneapolis residents to hear their city council candidates’ plans on energy choice, affordability, and access through both questionnaires, and mayoral & ward-specific public Q&As with candidates.


 Read candidates for Mayor & City Council's answers to our 2021 Energy Questionnaire

Click the above link to read returned questionnaires to date

 Attend an upcoming Q&A forum with Minneapolis City candidates seeking to represent you!

Either click above or click a link below to RSVP for an upcoming forum or view a video of a past forum: 



May 5th, Ward 10 

May 19th, Ward 9   

May 20th, Ward 11 

June 16th, Ward 2   

June 21st, Ward 4  

July 21st, Ward 1

July 26th, Ward 3


Ward 7, TBA

Ward 5, TBA

Come listen to candidates for City Council share their visions how to meet Minneapolis’ local clean energy and climate goals in ways that also benefit key priorities of the city such as housing affordability, renter’s rights, economic, racial & environmental justice, and workforce development for clean energy jobs.
In addition to prepared questions, there will be time for audience questions that are screened.


Following the formal Q & A, we will switch over to a different Zoom address for an informal post-forum conversation in virtual breakout rooms with candidates.

Hosted by Community Power, an energy democracy organization which originated as the 2013 Minneapolis Energy Options campaign that led directly to the City forming its first-in-the-Nation Clean Energy Partnership with Xcel and Centerpoint.

Cohosted by Twin Cities Youth for Climate Justice, a collective who are carrying on the momentum of the 2019 Climate Strikes, along with Minneapolis Climate Action, MNIPL, and Friends of the Mississippi River.
The beginning will have a guest appearance from FairVote Minnesota, which is a national leader in the movement for Ranked Choice Voting. Rank choice voting is a simple, but powerful change to the way we vote that gives voters more choice and more power.




Interested in reading the current council + mayor's answers from 2017? Check them out here