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RELEASE: Rep. Jess Hanson Votes For, House Passes the 100% by 2040 bill, Directly Tackling Climate Change

Friday, January 27, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Last night, the Minnesota House passed HF 7, the 100% Clean Electricity by 2040 bill, requiring that the state’s utilities use entirely carbon-free sources for electricity production by 2040. Rep. Jess Hanson (DFL - Burnsville) co-authored and voted for the legislation.

“I and so many other parents are worried about the planet we are leaving behind for our children and future grandchildren,” said Rep. Hanson. “There is so much to do to tackle climate change in Minnesota, but this is a major step in the right direction for our future.”

This bill removes barriers to setting up carbon-free and renewable power sources and invests in green energy jobs right here in Minnesota. This would put Minnesota on track with over twenty other states that have also adopted similar goals.

The Senate Energy, Utilities, Environment, and Climate Committee passed the bill yesterday, and Gov. Walz has signaled he will sign the bill into law.