Making the most of renewable energy provides critical revenue for rural communities and farmers and creates thousands of jobs. That’s why in 2007, the Minnesota Legislature passed one of the strongest renewable energy standards (RES) in the country with broad bipartisan support. Minnesota’s nation-leading RES requires utilities to generate at least 25 percent of their power using renewable sources by 2025 (30 percent by 2020 for Xcel Energy)—numbers many utilities are already meeting or exceeding. With your commitment and support, Fresh Energy was a lead advocate for this groundbreaking new law.
Now, Fresh Energy is working to broaden and build on the success of the 2007 law by requiring all Minnesota utilities to generate at least 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
On September 16, Michael Noble discussed the success of Minnesota’s nation-leading RES, why increasing it is the right decision for Minnesota’s economic development and energy future, and how you can help.