The RE-AMP Network
Think Systemically, Act Collaboratively
The mission of the RE-AMP Network is to set collective strategy and enable collaboration on climate solutions in the Midwest. Our North Star Goal is to equitably eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in the Midwest by 2050.
While some member organizations focus on policy advocacy, others work in frontline communities or focus on building the political will necessary for climate action. Over 130 groups including The Minneapolis Foundation, Great Plains Institute, Joyce Foundation, Ohio Citizen Action, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, Climate Generation, Ecology Center, McKnight Foundation, Sierra Club, Center for Rural Affairs, and many others bring a diversity of perspectives that not only position the Network to build a broader and more effective climate movement in the Midwest, but also amplify Network members’ collective power and ability to achieve results. By thinking systemically and acting collaboratively as peers, funders and advocates within the RE-AMP Network have been working diligently over the last decade toward our shared goal.
Midwest Energy News
- Utility corruption on the rise March 1, 2024UTILITIES: The FirstEnergy scandal unfolding in Ohio is part of a resurgence of fraud and corruption in the U.S. utility sector that come as those companies aim to spend billions of dollars in clean energy initiatives. (Floodlight/Mother Jones) ALSO: PIPELINES: SOLAR: A pollinator scorecard developed at Michigan State University helps solar developers mitigate the effects […]
- Minnesota coalition wants more transmission along highways February 29, 2024GRID: A new coalition of environmental and labor groups is pushing for legislation in Minnesota that would make it easier to co-locate transmission lines along highways. (Energy News Network) ALSO: Federal regulators could vote in the coming weeks on new major transmission rules that have been in the works for two years and could help […]
- Scientists raise climate concerns with hydrogen February 28, 2024HYDROGEN: Scientists and advocates point to mounting evidence that hydrogen is an “indirect global warming gas” that could prolong the heat-trapping effects of methane. (Energy News Network) POLITICS: Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder appeals his conviction and 20-year prison sentence, claiming the bribe he accepted from FirstEnergy was within his First Amendment rights. (Ohio […]
- Advocates seek sustained benefits from weatherization funds February 27, 2024EFFICIENCY: A new weatherization jobs resource hub in Wisconsin is part of advocates’ effort to avoid the boom-and-bust cycle that followed previous increases in federal energy efficiency funding. (Energy News Network) OIL & GAS: SOLAR: A new report ranks Indiana as the worst state for going solar, largely because of the relative lack of economic […]
- Judge denies effort to halt fracking leases on Ohio public lands February 26, 2024OIL & GAS: An Ohio judge dismisses environmental groups’ request to halt a state commission’s plan to start accepting bids for oil and gas drilling under state park and wildlife areas. (Energy News Network) AIR POLLUTION: Chicago environmental justice advocates score a “significant” victory as the U.S. EPA directs Illinois to make sweeping changes to […]