Gov. Mark Dayton delivered a proclamation this week that declared March 22, 2018 as Clean Energy Business Day. The proclamation coincides with Clean Energy Business Day at the Capitol – an advocacy day for business owners, clean energy workers, and advocates. Over the past year, the clean energy industry has enjoyed explosive growth, adding more than 600 megawatts of renewable energy in 2017. This is all in despite of uncertain federal policy.
Minnesota’s nation-leading clean energy policies have established a unique competitive advantage for innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses to deliver value-added products and services growing Minnesota’s clean energy markets. Today, clean energy businesses employ more than 57,000.
Minnesota is a stand out when it comes to launching successful clean energy businesses that both create well-paying jobs and help build a clean energy economy. Clean Energy Business Day is about sharing these success stories with legislators and asking that we build on this momentum. To ensure Minnesota continues to create jobs and attract investment in this fast-growing sector, our state’s leaders should advance policies that further increase opportunities for growth and innovation in the energy efficiency and clean energy industry.