Clean Energy

Senator Nick Frentz’s State Competitiveness Fund Invests State, Federal Funds in Clean Energy Future

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A bill to invest more than $100 million in state funds for clean energy innovation projects passed the Senate on Tuesday. The Minnesota State Competitiveness Fund (SF 1622) will allow qualifying entities to apply for grants totaling up to $15 million, while also competing for federal matching funds. In total, entities included in the legislation will be compete for billions of dollars from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The bill passed the Senate overwhelmingly, 39-22, with bipartisan support.

Senator Nick Frentz Announces Clean Fuel Standard Public Forum

On Tuesday, December 7th, Senator Nick Frentz will join Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen and Deputy Commissioner Andrea Vaubel in hosting a Clean Fuel Standard Public Forum at Nicollet Public School at 6:00 PM. The forum will focus on how the state can reduce carbon emissions from transportation fuels through a Minnesota Clean Fuel Standard.