Preparing for a Climate Crossroads w/ Energy Comedy

6:00 pm - register + share your thoughts           6:25 pm Show Starts!

Every three years, electric utility Xcel Energy is required to create a 15-year energy that looks at a wide range of scenarios for how they can meet customers’ energy needs, which they bring to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for approval. 

While there’s nothing funny about 65% of our power plants nearing retirement age, this event featuring expert panelists and a cast of improvisational comedians explains why there’s plenty to laugh about––and a lot at stake––in this purportedly public process.

Most importantly, we will provide you an opportunity for you to share your voice, priorities and ideas for our energy future in a fun and accessible way, both before, after the show and during the intermission !

Featuring panelists UMN professor of climate + science policy Gabe Chan, St. Paul Councilmember Mitra Jalali Nelson, and Institute for Local Self-Reliance energy policy wonk John Farrell



*Childcare and light food provided!

Sliding Scale Donation to Support the Event - The real cost per person is ~$20. We encourage folks to pay as they can whether that's $0 or $50 or somewhere in between. The ticket cost goes to support the talented improv artists of T2P2 + the energy democracy work of Community Power, so buying a ticket at $25, $30, $35 range will allow us to put on this event and also enable everyone to come regardless of ability to pay.


May 07, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Neighborhood House (The Wellstone Center)
179 Robie St E
St. Paul, MN 55107
United States
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Lee Samelson or Alice Madden · · 612-314-3606 (Alice)
Paula Overby Juliet Branca Lydia McAnerney Chelsea DeArmond George Crocker Bryn Shank Rosemary Slowiak Jean Ross Heather Klindworth Tim Springer Thomas Barry Monica Bryand Eric Immler Vicki O'Day Lee Samelson Timothy DenHerder-Thomas

Will you come?