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Minnesota Governor Announces Goal For 100 Percent Clean Energy By 2050

March 07, 2019 |

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360

“Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) introduced a new clean-energy proposal Monday that would require the state’s electricity providers to go 100 percent renewable by 2050.

“Climate change is an existential threat. We must take immediate action,” Walz said Monday at a news conference. “The new policies will ensure reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity in Minnesota. They’ll also give the state a cleaner, healthier environment and a strong clean-energy economy.”

He added: “I’ve said this for the last several years, and it’s more apparent now: If Washington’s not going to lead, Minnesota will lead.”

If enacted, Minnesota would join several other states that have passed similar proposals. California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill last year requiring that energy providers be zero-emission by 2045, and Hawaii passed a similar planin 2015. Other states, including New York, New Jersey, and Washington, have all signaled their support for like-minded initiatives…”

Read on at: Yale Environment 360.

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