Establishes carbon-free standards for utilities, starting at 65% by 2025 and reaching 100% by 2040.
Under Minnesota Statutes, our state has greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. But, these goals are not enforceable in our current regulatory structure. This amendment requires carbon-free standards to make Minnesota's retail electric sales 100% carbon-free by 2040. This amendment also emphasizes removing the pollution burdens in environmental justice areas and requires workers participating in the clean energy transformation be paid family-sustaining wages.