Climate action is a bipartisan issue in Minnesota and state election results have given leaders, new and old, a mandate to act on climate. Our state will again be home to a divided legislature and Fresh Energy is committed to navigating climate and clean energy policy solutions through all branches of state government and on both sides of the aisle.
“With the election behind us, it is now time to move forward with a common understanding: Minnesota must act on climate and the challenge of divided government can no longer be an excuse for standing still,” said Michael Noble, executive director of Fresh Energy. “Fresh Energy will stand shoulder to shoulder with Minnesota’s elected leaders to achieve real, meaningful, and timely solutions that meet the scientific imperative: an equitable 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions by 2050.”
In Minnesota and across the country, record-setting voter turnout – particularly by communities of color and youth – delivered a historic popular vote win for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and their clean energy and environmental justice platform. The Biden-Harris climate plan featured a commitment to the United States achieving a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050, while prioritizing racial equity, environmental justice and economic vitality for communities large and small.
“While president-elect Biden’s clean energy platform is a good start, Minnesota has a chance to lead by example and grow good, family-supporting jobs that are accessible to all Minnesotans,” said Noble.
Fresh Energy is your clean energy, clean recovery, and clean jobs champion at the Minnesota State Capitol. Our staff will continue working hard to partner with stakeholders and public officials to ensure that climate and equity are at the center of public policy decisions in 2021 and beyond.