Conservation Minnesota

Spring 2013: More Renewable Energy


Thousands of Minnesotans like you have told us that getting more energy from renewable sources, like wind and solar, is a top priority.  This is clearly a critical issue facing Minnesota and one that we must address now.  I want you to know that Conservation Minnesota is working hard this year to increase our state’s use of clean, renewable energy.

Here’s how:

  • We are supporting efforts to increase the amount of energy we receive from renewable sources to 40% by the year 2030.
  • We are promoting legislation that makes it easier for individuals and communities to reap the benefits of installing solar energy systems and requires that a portion of the state’s renewable energy come from solar to spur investment in Minnesota’s solar industry.
  • We are working with partners to increase support for energy efficiency and conservation measures that create jobs while decreasing dependence on more polluting forms of energy, such as coal.

Today, you can make a big difference in just a couple of minutes.  Please send a message to your State Representative and State Senator, asking them to support expanding renewable energy.  Follow the link here and send the pre-written letter, but feel free to add your own message as well.

Thanks so much for your help.  Together we can protect the Minnesota you love.



Paul Austin
Executive Director

Read the rest of the Spring 2013 Newsletter articles.

About Paul Austin

Paul Austin

Paul Austin has 23 years of public service as an elected leader, advocate and political strategist, Paul Austin brings a rare combination of skills and experience to his position as Executive Director. At age 25, Paul was elected Mayor of Clinton, Connecticut – the youngest in state history. Paul has served as Executive Director of Conservation Minnesota since 2004.

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