Minnesota lawmakers left the Capitol having accomplished no major spending or tax bills, and without investing in Minnesota’s future.
UPDATE 10/15/2021: While negotiations continue on a budget reconciliation package in Washington DC, there are increasingly dire signals that the Clean Electricity Payment Program is in serious trouble.
In spite of a split-control legislature, 2021 has been an incredibly impactful year for energy at the State Capitol with significant investments in solar energy, policy support for a just and equitable transition, innovative decarbonization strategies, and more.
While the state’s budget remains particularly sticky, some significant progress on energy has been made this session
Accelerating Minnesota’s clean electricity transformation is at the heart of Fresh Energy’s vision as we prepare for the 2021 session of the Minnesota Legislature.
Fresh Energy had four key recommendations for special session, one of which was prioritizing bonding investments in transit and affordable housing.