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Here’s How Progressives are Making Minnesota Carbon-Free by 2040.

Here’s How Progressives are Making Minnesota Carbon-Free by 2040

The Minnesota Legislature passed, and Governor Tim Walz signed into law, a transformative bill to address climate change!

The bill requires that carbon-free sources generate 100 percent of the electricity that utilities provide to Minnesotans by 2040.

A greener, cleaner Minnesota 

In Minnesota, burning fossil fuels like coal and natural gas to produce electricity is one of the most significant sources of carbon and other greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change.

This critical legislation for combating climate change will establish two primary measures: 

  • It requires that Minnesota move to 55 percent renewable energy by 2035.
  • It requires utilities in Minnesota to get a percentage of their electricity from carbon-free sources, eventually hitting 100 percent by 2040.

The bill will also make Minnesota the 22nd state to have established a 100% clean energy standard or goal.

In addition to this landmark legislation, Governor Walz recently released a budget plan to bolster the Minnesota economy and included many measures that would pioneer the climate economy in Minnesota. 

Not only does his plan help ensure a healthy home for the Minnesotans to come, but it will create thousands of green high-paying jobs and develop the next generation of climate technologies. 

Big things ahead for Minnesota 

We can’t wait to see how Governor Walz and the progressive leadership at the Capitol will continue to work together to invest in our communities and build a better, greener Minnesota.

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