Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign Announced

By Stephanie Spitzer

As I mentioned when we started this solar blog series, we have a big opportunity this year to push the Minnesota legislature to pass legislation in support of a 10% solar standard by 2030. 

Today, Tuesday, March 5, the Sierra Club joined environmental organizations, leaders from energy, business, faith and youth organizations to  launch a Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs campaign at the State Office building. At the event, a plan was unveiled to create jobs for Minnesotans, generate clean, renewable energy, and protect our health and the air we breathe. This plan includes a 10% solar standard by 2030, a 40% Renewable Energy Standard by 2030, increasing energy efficiency, and supporting local power production.

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In Governor Dayton’s State of the State address, he called on Minnesota to take the next big leap forward towards a clean energy future. The Clean Energy and Jobs campaign is answering that call. Join us as we ask our legislators to take a strong stand and move Minnesota to the lead on taking action on climate change!

Go to the Clean Energy and Jobs campaign website or follow @MNCleanEnergy on Twitter.

Stephanie Spitzer is a volunteer leader with the Sierra Club North Star Chapter Clean Air and Renewable Energy Committee.

 

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