A bill that aims to take Minnesota’s energy policy into the next generation was approved by a House division.
The House Energy Finance and Policy Division approved the bill and sent it to the House Finance Committee.
The bill would:
• modify the state’s energy conservation improvement plan by setting a more aggressive goal of 1.5 percent of gross retail energy sales;
• help pave the way for an increase in community-based energy development (C-BED) projects; and
• lay out a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050.