background image
Home

Issues

Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs on Twitter

Renewable Energy

Strengthen our state’s commitment to clean, renewable energy by increasing the state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) to 40 percent by 2030.

BACKGROUND
 
  • With a 25 percent by 2025 RES, our state is well on its way to transitioning to clean, renewable energy. We’ve already created thousands of jobs by driving the market for wind energy in this state, but we have fallen to seventh in the nation for installed wind farms, proving we will have work to do.
  • Increasing the RES to 40 percent by 2030 — along with other policies that will speed the development of wind, solar and biomass energy in our state — will create jobs throughout the state; develop a larger market for renewable energy; and improve air, land and water in Minnesota.
  • By driving the demand for clean, renewable energy, we can make sure that more of those products are produced here in Minnesota, creating jobs for Minnesotans and ensuring that companies know our state is open for renewable energy business.
  • Minnesota electric utilities have done a good job implementing the current RES reliably, efficiently and economically.
  • Increasing the RES creates a more flexible and dynamic electrical system for Minnesota that is less reliant on older, more carbon intensive generation. The enhanced RES puts Minnesota back in a national leadership role in preparing for a 21st century economy.

LEGISLATION

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

Omnibus Energy Bill (SF 901)

UPCOMING HEARINGS

Want more information? Check the full schedule.

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