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Frank Jossi

Frank Jossi

Frank Jossi is an independent journalist and consultant based in St. Paul and a longtime contributor to Midwest Energy News. His articles have appeared in more than 50 publications, including Minnesota Monthly, Wired and the Los Angeles Times. Frank has been a Fulbright journalism teacher in Pakistan and Albania, and a program director of the World Press Institute at Macalester College.

Why a Koch-owned refinery is joining Minnesota’s solar industry trade group

By: - October 26, 2021

This article first appeared on Energy News Network and is republished here under a Creative Commons license. The latest dues-paying member of Minnesota’s solar energy industry trade group is also one of the state’s largest greenhouse gas polluters. Flint Hills Resources, a Koch Industries subsidiary that owns the sprawling Pine Bend Refinery south of St. […]

Minnesota solar installer bankruptcies leave unfinished projects, calls for better oversight

By: - October 11, 2021

Minnesota solar industry leaders are working with state officials to tighten oversight of residential solar contractors after the bankruptcy of a Utah-based company left dozens of homeowners with unfinished projects. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry reached an agreement last week with the trustee of Empire Solar Group LLC, a national solar installer that […]