Informational hearing on HF 700 (Long) Extending Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Standard; increasing the proportion of energy that must come from renewable sources and setting target dates by which those goals must be achieved
The committee will recess and reconvene at 4:30 p.m. in 120 State Capitol to continue taking public testimony if necessary.
(Long) - Biomass definition as an eligible energy technology modified, proportion of energy that electricity-generating utilities must supply from renewable sources increased, and target dates set by which goals must be achieved.
Minnesotans making progress in energy efficiency, renewables and climate change
Mayor Dave Kleis, St. Cloud Mayor Kim Norton, Rochester Michael Reese, Renewable Energy Director, University of Minnesota Morris Pat Collins, Teacher, Chisago Lakes Middle School Dan Juhl, Chairman of the Board, Juhl Energy Troy Adams, General Manager, Elk River Municipal Utilities
Note: Additional testifiers may be added to the agenda
Electrical Power Systems - How they work, present status in Minnesota and our future with renewables Dr. Ned Mohan, University of Minnesota Mark Ahlstrom, NextEra Energy Resources, WindLogics Jukka Kukkonen, PlugInConnect
Part II: Impacts of climate change on Minnesota's economy and natural resources Dr. Jessica Hellmann – Emcee and Lead Presenter Dr. Jessica Gutknecht – Climate impacts on agriculture Dr. Bonnie Keeler – Climate impacts on cities Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni – Climate impacts on public health Dr. Lee Frelich – Climate Impacts on state forests Dr. Jason Hill – Examples of adaptation across economic sectors