This week the Minnesota legislature passed a substantial solar energy bill that will result in the development of more than 450 megawatts of solar by 2020. Solar advocates are awaiting Governor Dayton’s signature which, given his support for solar, is expected shortly.
This bill represents one of the most significant solar victories of the 2013 legislative session. We want to congratulate the advocates up in Minnesota who worked so tirelessly to pass this bill: Fresh Energy, Sierra Club, MNSEIA, and many other organizations. They deserve tremendous credit for kickstarting a solar economy in their state. Consider sending them a shout-out tweet at #cleanenergyjobs.
To read all about this bill, check out our article on greentech media.
If you live in Minnesota and want to join the solar advocates up in Saint Paul for a well-deserved victory lap, contact Doug Niemela, Campaign Manager at Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign at email@example.com. They are hosting a Happy Hour on Tuesday May 21st at 4pm at Sweeney’s in St Paul.