The Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Campaign is labor, faith, youth, community, and environmental leaders who have joined together to support a responsible Minnesota Clean Energy Plan. A responsible clean energy plan will create good jobs, preserve our four seasons and our outdoor heritage, and save us money in the long run. Send a letter to your State Senator and State Representative today urging them to support this plan that will build on our state’s successes and ensure we tap our state’s clean energy potential.
This Minnesota Clean Energy Plan will:
- Improve the existing Renewable Energy Standard to 40 percent by 2030. Right now, we get 15 percent of our energy from renewables, but we’re only using 1 percent of our wind potential. Improving the RES to 40 percent by 2030 will help save money in the long-run, create family-sustaining jobs here in our state—especially in Greater Minnesota—and is the right thing to do for our future.
- Improve the yearly energy savings goal for utilities from 1.5 percent to 2 percent. This goal is already saving enough energy to power more than 100,000 homes. Improving it will create good jobs in construction and manufacturing and save money for families and businesses in the long run.
We support the Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Campaign’s efforts to enact a responsible Minnesota-based clean energy plan. The plan will save money for Minnesota families and businesses, it will create good jobs, and it will protect our Minnesota’s Great Outdoors for our children and grandchildren.
You can lend your support by writing a letter to your lawmakers. Click below to take action and send your letter.
Alliance for Sustainability | American Wind Energy Association | Applied Energy Innovations | Audubon Minnesota | BlueGreen Alliance | Center for Rural Affairs | Citizen Climate Lobby | Clean Up the River Environment | Clean Water Action | Communications Workers of America Minnesota State Council | Conservation Minnesota | Cool Planet | Distributed Wind Energy Association | Duluth Audubon Society | EDF Renewable Energy | EDP Renewables | Environment Minnesota | Environmental Law and Policy Center | Envision Minnesota | Eureka Recycling | Fresh Energy | Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness | Friends of the Mississippi River | Grand Aspirations | Green Water Energy | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy | Institute for Energy and Environmental Research | Institute for Local Self-Reliance | Izaak Walton League | Land Stewardship Project | League of Women Voters – Minnesota | Lower Phalen Creek Project | Lutheran Advocacy – Minnesota | Mankato Area Environmentalists | Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy | Minnesota Community Solar | Minnesota Conservation Federation | Minnesota Environmental Partnership | Minnesota Food Association | Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light | Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union | Minnesota Project | Minnesota Public Interest Research Group | Minnesota Renewable Energy Society | Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter | Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association | Minnesota Youth Environmental Network | MN350 | Natural Resources Defense Council | North American Water Office | Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness | Permaculture Cold Climate Research Institute | PRC Wind | Renewing the Countryside | Save Lake Superior Association | SEIU Minnesota State Council | Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 | Sierra Club North Star Chapter | Southeastern Minnesotans for Environmental Protection | Transit for Livable Communities | Union of Concerned Scientists | United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189 | United Steelworkers District 11 | Vote Solar – Minnesota | Will Steger Foundation | Wind on the Wires | Windustry