Reclaiming Its Place As America’s Clean Energy North Star Could Add $11 Billion To Minnesota’s Economy
- Feb 17, 2021 12:30 pm GMTFeb 16, 2021 7:23 pm GMT
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When Minnesota first adopted a 25% renewable energy standard and passed the Next Generation Energy Act to reduce statewide emissions in 2007, it moved to the head of the pack for United States climate policy. But plummeting solar and wind prices and increasingly frequent extreme weather events have accelerated climate action, and many states have now surpassed Minnesota’s ambition, with 11 setting 100% clean electricity targets.
New research from non-partisan think tanks Energy Innovation (EI) and RMI using the Minnesota Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) reveals how much Minnesota could gain by reclaiming its place as the North Star state for U.S. climate policy.