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Frank Jossi

Journalist. Content Strategist. Business Writer.

St. Paul, Minn.

Frank Jossi

St. Paul-based Frank Jossi writes about renewable energy and energy policy, development, politics and the arts. He's a journalist, editor, educator and writer of case studies, white papers, reports and other materials. In a pinch,he also takes photographs. His career includes teaching on two Fulbright scholarships and receiving a Humphrey Fellowship from the University of Minnesota.

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Minneapolis suburb adopts student-endorsed plan to boost EVs, efficiency

Thanks to student activism, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is backing up a carbon neutral pledge with an ambitious climate action plan. A Minneapolis suburb is moving forward with a climate action plan, thanks in part to the activism of high school students. Last month, the St. Louis Park City Council adopted a climate action plan, a more formal policy that follows a May 2016 resolution vowing to make the city carbon neutral by 2040.
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Building Blocks: Osborn370

Architect: Bergstedt, Wahlberg & Wold (original); ESG Architecture & Design. Partners: PAK Properties, Schafer Richardson Inc., Halverson and Blaiser Group LTD, Grand Real Estate Advisors, Chasing Growth LLC. Property description: A downtown St. Paul mainstay and for many years the city’s tallest building, the 20-story Osborn370 is being reborn as an innovation hub for the east metro.
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Building Blocks: The Hagfors Center at Augsburg University

Name: The Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion at Augsburg University. Property description: Combining three disciplines that sometimes collide with one another, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion creates an attractive gateway to the Augsburg University campus on 21st Avenue South.
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Sustainable: A green Super Bowl in a green stadium

Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis received gold-level LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the Washington, D.C. -based United States Green Building Council in November. Though the stadium’s LEED designation counts as a big deal, it’s not so uncommon in the Twin Cities.
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Sustainable: One company’s waste is another’s opportunity

In a society saturated and obsessed with food, Americans annually throw away 40 percent of it, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. And the production of food results in millions of tons of waste that must be hauled off and buried in landfills.Yet a small but growing number of Minnesota entrepreneurs see gold in agricultural waste streams, and they are turning extraneous plant and animal matter into useful products.
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Minnesota aims for equitable urban-rural split on VW settlement spending

After rural lawmakers expressed concern about the distribution of settlement funds, Minnesota regulators propose a split based on where vehicles were registered. Minnesota environmental regulators are proposing to split the state’s $47 million share of the Volkswagen settlement between urban and rural areas based on where the fraudulently marketed vehicles were registered.
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How Minnesota plans to cut state government energy use by 30 percent

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is redoubling his administration’s efforts to cut state government’s carbon footprint. The Democratic governor signed an executive order late last year directing state agencies to reduce fleet fossil fuel consumption, building energy use per square foot, and total greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent within the next decade.
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Sustainable: Planners charting Minnesota’s energy future

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Utilities say CapX2020 transmission project prompting wind energy growth

Finished in late September after more than a decade of planning and construction, the 800-mile-long CapX2020 transmission project has prompted more than 3,600 megawatts of clean energy project proposals, according to Xcel Energy. While not all the proposals are likely to be approved by regulators, the flood of applications represents the tangible impact of CapX2020 in moving electrons from windier parts of the Midwest to dense population centers to the east.
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Utility responds to commercial green power demand in Minnesota

A Minnesota electric cooperative is among the latest utilities to offer a commercial green tariff program in response to growing demand from business customers. Great River Energy created its program after a request by a member utility that is also now its first customer. Starting next month, the Dakota Electric Association will offset all of the electricity use at its exurban Minneapolis headquarters with wind energy credits purchased through the Wellspring for Business program.
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Sustainable: MinnPACE helps finance efficiency projects

Even after more than two decades in operation, the Greenway Office Building in Minneapolis remains a stellar example of sustainability. From geothermal heating and cooling to native gardens on the rooftop and a rainwater-retention system, the Greenway combines many innovative energy-efficiency elements.Two years ago, however, the building needed to replace its aging solar arrays.
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Building Blocks: TRIA Orthopedic Center

Property description: Drivers on I-94 in Woodbury will find TRIA’s new location in the mixed-used development CityPlace hard to ignore. The striking circular, three-story atrium lobby offers a lighting scheme visible to freeway drivers that changes hues to highlight the company’s blue logo or the colors of local professional sports teams.
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About

Frank Jossi

Here’s a summary of what I do:
Articles, profiles, stories for the media, in-house publications and web sites
Content for social media — Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin
Case Studies, including design and search engine optimization
White papers, including design and SEO
Speeches
Marketing materials — brochures, web sites, themes
Media planning
Coverage areas: Health care information technology, general information technology, law, politics.

My background includes reporting, editing, teaching and program managing an international press institute. As a volunteer I work for environmental organizations and serve on a neighborhood council.

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Skills

  • interviewing
  • case study writing
  • leading
  • editing
  • public speaking
  • reporting
  • writing