Wednesday evening the House Energy Policy Committee passed the Omnibus Energy bill, authored by Representative Melissa Hortman. The bill contains a number of important energy proposals including increasing the state’s Renewable Energy Standard, establishing a strong solar energy standard and expanding access to local clean energy .
Environment Minnesota’s Samantha Chadwick issued the following statement: “This bill will help Minnesota continue the steady growth of renewable energy. More important, it acknowledges the important role for solar power in our energy future by including concrete policies to expand access to this pollution-free, local energy option. We look forward to working with our leaders to ensure that Minnesota keeps growing its renewable energy including a strong commitment to get 10% of our power from solar by 2030.“
Environment Minnesota is a statewide, citizen-based, environmental advocacy organization working toward a cleaner, greener, healthier future. For more on our work on solar and renewable energy, visit http://www.environmentminnesota.org/programs/mne/solar-works-minnesota