ST. PAUL, Minn.– On Wednesday, the Senate Energy, Utilities, Environment and Climate Committee voted to pass the 100 Percent by 2040 Bill. The bill (SF 4) sets a new goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity production in Minnesota by 2040.
“This bill to modernize Minnesota’s electrical grid represents a historic commitment to renewable energy ,” said chief author Sen. Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato). “Our state should take a leading role in fighting climate change and embracing new technology. We owe it to future generations to end our dependency on fossil fuels and establish an energy system that makes financial and environmental sense. Renewable energy costs are decreasing for consumers, and clean energy jobs are a fundamental part of the economy of the future.”