Saint Paul, Minn — State Senator John Hoffman released the statement below congratulating Brooklyn Park for moving to 100% sustainable energy.
“As the former Vice Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee, I was proud to be a co-author of SF 901 which allowed me to serve on the Energy Conference Committee in 2013. We came together with the House and their Energy bill HF 956 to pass the legislation allowing cities such as Brooklyn Park to move to 100% sustainable energy through solar power. Today, I congratulate Brooklyn Park’s move to power public buildings, street lights, and facilities through solar. I hope other cities will emulate our success and realize the huge energy cost savings in moving to solar. In Brooklyn Park, moving to solar energy is estimated to save more than $60,000 in electricity costs next year and more than $5.5 million over the next 25 years.”