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The Minnesota Project Welcomes Fritz Ebinger, Clean Energy Program Manager

January 17, 2013

IMG_0363The Minnesota Project is very excited to announce its newest team member, Fritz Ebinger.  Fritz will be working as The Minnesota Project’s Clean Energy Program Manager on farm energy efficiency and rural solar development initiatives.

Fritz has nearly 10 years of experience working with a variety of stakeholders on sustainable rural development matters.   He was first infused with sustainability principles as an Agroforestry Volunteer in the Peace Corps (Panama ’01-’03).  Upon his return, he attended Drake Law School in Des Moines where he researched economic development opportunities in rural Iowa and focused his studies on agricultural, environmental, and natural resources law.  Following graduation in 2008, he passed the Minnesota Bar and served as a judicial law clerk for Judges Joe Chase and Robert Birnbaum in Olmsted County.  There, he had the chance to work on fascinating environmental and zoning lawsuits related to biofuels development.  He comes to The Minnesota Project from his namesake law firm where he concentrated on distributed electrical generation (small wind energy), agricultural law, and business formation.

Fritz enjoys working with rural communities and is happiest when he can connect people with resources so they can implement their ideas, especially around clean energy.  In his free time, he picks up the trail of Legos and stuffed animals his young kids leave behind and fits in quality time with his wife where possible.  He’s known to compete in the occasional road race or triathlon too.

Here’s what Fritz had to say about working with The Minnesota Project: “When I think of ingenuity, I think of the communities across Minnesota and the Midwest that are able to realize the natural resources around them for economic growth.  The Minnesota Project has a long history of serving and promoting that ingenuity and I’m excited to join the effort.”

Fritz welcomes your introductions and inquiries.  His contact information:

Fritz Ebinger, J.D.

The Minnesota Project

febinger@mnproject.org

(651) 789-3330

We send our best wishes to Jake Fischer, former Clean Energy Program Manager.  Jake is returning to South Dakota with his wife to work on his family farm, practice law, and start a family of his own.  Thanks and congratulations Jake!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. shaunmdaniel permalink
    February 4, 2013 5:32 pm

    Thanks, Jake! And welcome, Fritz! I’m excited to be back at The Minnesota Project, too, after time spent work-trading on organic farms in the Northwest this past summer.

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