Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard Proposed

A coalition representing more than 30 organizations from clean energy, labor, and business have initiated the "Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs" campaign by proposing that half the power produced in the state be from renewable sources by 2030, according to an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  The group is calling for 40 percent to be from renewable sources such as wind energy with the other 10 percent from solar, saying that the wind industry already has created 3,000 jobs in Minnesota and that the new solar standards would create 2,000 more.  In 2007, Minnesota set a standard of roughly 25 percent from renewable sources by 2025. Read more

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