Way up North, clean energy advocates in Minnesota are working hard to pass one of the most ambitious solar energy bills anywhere in the country this year. The Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Act (HF956 and SF901) would increase the state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) to 40 percent by 2030, tying it with Hawaii for the most aggressive clean energy goal in the nation. In addition, the bill would ensure that a whopping 4 percent of the state’s power supply comes from solar energy.
And it doesn’t stop there!
The bill also includes detailed language establishing a new solar incentive program for energy customers. The incentive is carefully designed to deploy lots of new solar energy while keeping program costs low. The bill also raises the state’s net metering cap, and establishes a well-designed Value of Solar Tariff program as a voluntary alternative to net metering. This is serious grade-A solar legislation, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure this bill becomes law.
SF763 is up for an important hearing in the state Senate on Monday, April 22, and we need to turn up the noise to make sure Minnesota legislators understand the significant economic and environmental benefits at stake!
If you live in Minnesota, please consider taking action to support the bill HERE.
Want to do more? Click here to join solar advocates in Saint Paul for a day of action at the State Capitol this Monday, April 22. No prior experience needed – you just need to love clean energy!