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Local power

Make it easier to generate local power by cutting the red tape and taking government out of the equation.

BACKGROUND

  • The barriers to producing local power — for instance, the high costs of producing power on your own land and difficulty connecting to the grid — are significant.
  • But it doesn’t have to be. This set of policies would make it easier and cheaper to work with the government and to connect to the grid for local, community-based power.
  • This will enable all Minnesotans to participate in renewable energy projects in their own communities.

RELATED LEGISLATION

Omnibus Energy Bill (HF 956) | Passed May 7, 2013

Omnibus Energy Bill (SF 901)

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