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Increasing Minnesota’s Renewable Electricity Standard to 40 percent by 2030 and scaling up energy savings programs will create good jobs and save money in the long run.


In 2013, we established a 1.5 percent solar energy standard—with a 10 percent goal by 2030. That creates jobs, increases the state’s energy independence, and improves our economy.


Our 2015 Policy Agenda calls for increasing the state’s Renewable Energy Standard and our energy savings programs to create jobs, save money, and protect our four seasons.

Advancing groundbreaking policies that create jobs and generate clean, renewable energy

Minnesota has taken several important bipartisan steps toward cleaner energy and a stronger economy over the last few years.

But our work is not done.

The Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs campaign answers Governor Dayton’s call to establish Minnesota’s energy future—by transitioning to clean, renewable energy like wind and solar power, increasing energy efficiency, and making it easier to generate local power.


Alliance for Sustainability | American Wind Energy Association | Applied Energy Innovations | Audubon Minnesota | BlueGreen Alliance | Center for Rural Affairs | Citizen Climate Lobby | Clean Up the River Environment | Clean Water Action | Communications Workers of America Minnesota State Council | Conservation Minnesota | Cool Planet | Distributed Wind Energy Association | Duluth Audubon Society | EDF Renewable Energy | EDP Renewables | Environment Minnesota | Environmental Law and Policy Center | Envision Minnesota | Eureka Recycling | Fresh Energy | Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness | Friends of the Mississippi River | Grand Aspirations | Green Water Energy | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy | Institute for Energy and Environmental Research | Institute for Local Self-Reliance | Izaak Walton League | Land Stewardship Project | League of Women Voters – Minnesota | Lower Phalen Creek Project | Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy in Minnesota | Mankato Area Environmentalists | Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy | Minnesota Community Solar | Minnesota Conservation Federation | Minnesota Environmental Partnership | Minnesota Food Association | Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light | Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union | Minnesota Project | Minnesota Public Interest Research Group | Minnesota Renewable Energy Society | Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter | Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association | Minnesota Youth Environmental Network | MN350 | Natural Resources Defense Council | North American Water Office | Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness | Permaculture Cold Climate Research Institute | PRC Wind | Renewing the Countryside | Save Lake Superior Association | SEIU Minnesota State Council | Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 | Sierra Club North Star Chapter | Southeastern Minnesotans for Environmental Protection | Transit for Livable Communities | Union of Concerned Scientists | United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189 | United Steelworkers District 11 | Vote Solar – Minnesota | Will Steger Foundation | Wind on the Wires | Windustry