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The Rise Up podcast brings real-time, relevant energy and policy information to Midwest stakeholders. Episodes share opinions, recent news, engaging interviews, relevant resources, strategies, Midwest success stories, and actions you can take.
2022 Energy Fair Workshops Preview – Feat. Voices of The Just Energy Transition
Rise Up’s season 3 finale is a special episode highlighting some of the great speakers and presenters that’ll be present at The 2022 Energy Fair. Guests join MREA Executive Director Nick Hylla to introduce themselves, preview the...
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Tribal Power Utilities – Feat. Robert Blake, John Farrell, & Ellen Barlas
On this episode of the Rise Up podcast, we feature a double interview with 2022 Energy Fair keynote speakers Bob Blake and John Farrell....
Soulardarity & Community Solar
When the streetlights were removed from their community, Shimekia Nichols and her fellow citizens didn't wait for a change; they made it...
The Benefits of Solar Group Buy Programs
In episode three, MREA Executive Director Nick Hylla hosts Peter Murphy, the MREA’s Associate Director. Nick spoke with Peter about the...
Kinship and Environmental Justice – Feat. Kyle Whyte and Hailey Johnson
How do kinship and knowledge sovereignty impact our lives, and what roles do they play in advancing the Just Energy Transition? We sat...
The Indigenous Kitchen & Return of the Fair – Feat. Sean Sherman and Celia Sweet
In season three of the Rise Up podcast, we’re pulling back the curtain and inviting you into the world of MREA’s Annual Energy Fair....
Pay As You Save® – Feat. Drs. Holmes Hummel & Anthony Kinslow II
What role does inclusive financing play in ensuring the transition to clean energy is accessible to all? We sat down with Holmes Hummel...
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