31 May '17, 8pm

Bad for energy, but could’ve been worse: 2017 Legislative Session recap https://t.co/1945NGPiuK

Bad for energy, but could’ve been worse: 2017 Legislative Session recap https://t.co/1945NGPiuK

The Volkswagen Clean Air Act Settlement funds would have had to be restricted to allocations first approved by the legislature. Minnesota is due up to $47 million as part of Volkswagen ’s legal settlement over its violation of emissions standards for their diesel cars. Because those funds will be distributed through a court-mandated trustee, limiting disbursement in state statute would have put those funds at risk. Minnesota’s nation-leading building energy code would have been crippled by requiring technical review and rulemaking to be done at the State Capitol. This would have led to substandard, inefficient homes being built, with families and businesses on the hook to deal with costly repairs and expensive monthly bills. The Public Utilities Commission would have been required to skew resource planning decisions in favor of job retention. While job creation and impacts...

Full article: https://fresh-energy.org/2017-legislative-wrap-up/

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