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Energy efficiency

Save money and energy by increasing efficiency.

BACKGROUND
 
  • Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest route to fulfilling our nation’s energy needs, and it is poised to save nearly $700 billion nationally by 2020, create jobs, and significantly reduce pollution.
  • Retrofitting our state’s commercial and residential buildings will make them more energy efficient, saving consumers money and reducing energy use.
  • Minnesota must provide incentives to utilities to promote and increase energy efficiency.

    —The more energy utilities sell, the more money they earn. So why would they encourage energy efficiency?

    — We propose changing the model to align incentives for utilities so their costs are covered, freeing them to devise their own way to make more money from saving energy than wasting it.

RELATED LEGISLATION

Strengthen the Conservation Improvement Program (HF 1301)
Align Utility Incentives to Save Energy Act (stay tuned for more information)

UPCOMING HEARINGS

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Partners

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 | 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 Conservation Federation | Minnesota Environmental Partnership | Minnesota Food Association | Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light | Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union | 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