26 Jul '18, 4pm

2018 All-Electric Economy Scorecard for Minnesota

Thanks to strong energy policy, Minnesota’s electricity mix is becoming cleaner and less expensive—and oil and gas are becoming dirtier, riskier and more costly. That’s why Fresh Energy is dedicated to not only ensuring our electric sector is emission-free, but also working to get the oil and gas out of the rest of our economy. The path to electrifying our economy requires: cleaning up the electric system, electrifying more of the economy, and building a electric grid of the future. Fresh Energy scored Minnesota’s progress toward an all-electric economy. Here’s where we stand. Cleaning up the electric system Minnesota’s wind and solar market continue to soar, utilizing favorable tax credits and regulatory schemes. Total capacity for solar and wind surpassed 700 and 3,600 megawatts in the last year, respectively. There is now 300 megawatts of community solar gardens, helpin...

Full article: https://fresh-energy.org/2018scorecard/

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