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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy


2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 29, 2022



Representative Jamie Long, Chair of the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on March 29th, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Long, Jamie, Chair
Acomb, Patty, Vice Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Bierman, Robert
Boe, Greg
Christensen, Shelly
Franson, Mary
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Hollins, Athena
Hornstein, Frank
Igo, Spencer
Lee, Fue
Lippert, Todd
Lislegard, Dave
Mekeland, Shane
Munson, Jeremy
Stephenson, Zack

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Acomb moved that the minutes of March 15th, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presenting on Clean Fuels Stakeholder Sessions:
• Tim Sexton, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Transportation
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Agriculture

Representative Lippert presented HF 2083, a bill for an act relating to transportation fuels; establishing a standard to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels; setting fees; creating an account; requiring a report; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 239.

Testifying on HF 2083:
• Dr. Jeremy Martin, Director of Clean Fuels Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
• MK Anderson, Energy Transition Policy Associate, Fresh Energy
• Dan Bowerson, Director of Energy & Environment, Alliance for Automotive Innovation
• Luca Zullo, Director of Science and Technology, AURI
• Steve Morse, Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
• Madi Johnson, Clean Transportation Organizer, MN350
• Colin Cureton, Supply Chain Development Specialist, CFANS - UMN
• Peter Wagenius, Legislative and Political Director, Sierra Club
• Brendan Jordan, Vice President for Transportation and Fuels, Great Plains Institute

Representative Long presented HF 4654, a bill for an act relating to energy; establishing a supplemental budget for energy and climate change needs; modifying the renewable development account; establishing a water utility energy resilience program; establishing various energy and climate technology investment funds; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116C.779, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 216C.375, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 216B; 216C.

Representative Long moved that HF 4654 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF 4654:
• Commissioner Grace Arnold, Department of Commerce
• Kevin Lee, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce
• Nina Axelson, Founder, Grid Catalyst
• Allen Gleckner, Director Clean Electricity, Fresh Energy
• Jeremy Kalin, Avisen Legal

Representative Long renewed his motion that HF 4654 be laid over for possible inclusion.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:01 PM.

Representative Jamie Long, Chair

Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2083 (Lippert) - Transportation fuel carbon intensity reduction standards established, account created, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:02 - Presentation on clean fuels stakeholder sessions.
24:52 - HF2083 (Lippert) Transportation fuel carbon intensity reduction standards established, account created, report required, and money appropriated (informational hearing).
1:02:03 - HF4654 (Long) Energy and climate change need supplemental budget established, renewable development account modified, water utility energy resilience program established, energy and climate change technology investment fund established, reports required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.

HF 4654 (Long) Commerce's Supplemental Energy Bill
Informational hearing on HF 2083 (Lippert) Future Fuels Act
*Bills may be added to the agenda

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