The Coalition

The Coalition for a Secure Energy Future works to educate businesses, policymakers, and residents in the Upper Midwest that retaining an all-of-the-above energy mix that includes coal as a regional energy resource will help keep electric rates low, jobs plentiful, and the economy robust.

The Coalition is a project of the Lignite Energy Council.

Joel Johnson, Director

Formerly with the Minnesota Rural Electric Association, Joel serves as the Minnesota director for the Coalition for a Secure Energy Future. His experience in energy and with Minnesota Legislature provide the necessary background required to be a voice for coal-based electricity in Minnesota.