Fritz Ebinger is the program manager for Rural Energy Development in the University of Minnesota Extension. In this role, he works on energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives with rural communities, small businesses, and farmers to address business costs and sustainability matters. Fritz is a graduate of St. John’s University and served in the Peace Corps as an agroforestry volunteer (Panama ’01-’03). He attended Drake Law School as a Public Service Scholar where he focused on agricultural, environmental, and land use law. Following graduation and passing the Minnesota Bar, Fritz served as a judicial law clerk before starting his clean energy career. Fritz has worked on clean energy projects for over a decade now, ranging from distributed and community wind, livestock energy efficiency, thermal biomass, and a lot of solar. He works on the University of Minnesota’s Ag Campus and resides in King Field Minneapolis with his wife and four cheeky kids.
Attorney / Program Manager, Rural Energy Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN