Clean Energy Investments with RDA Funding | HF 1842

House voted Yes
| May 15, 2020
About this Legislation
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Minnesota’s Renewable Development Account (RDA) is a utility-funded program that supports investments in clean energy projects in Minnesota. 

HF 1842 allocates revenue from the Renewable Development Account to four consensus clean energy projects:

  • Prairie Island Indian Community Net Zero Project: RDA funds will help the Prairie Island Indian Community become Minnesota’s first net-zero energy community.
  • Xcel Solar Rewards: RDA funds will help Xcel extend its program that pays incentives for qualified residential and small commercial solar systems into 2024.
  • Granite Falls Hydropower Dam: RDA funds will pay for a new turbine and help the dam undergo repairs.
  • Community Transition Grants: RDA funds will support economic development activities in communities with retiring fossil fuel plants.

The House approved the Renewable Development Account bill on May 15, 2020. The Senate approved the bill on May 17, 2020, and the Governor signed the bill into law on May 27, 2020.

What a yes means

A "yes" vote means funds from the Renewable Development account are allocated to four clean energy projects.

What a no would have meant

A "no" vote would have meant Renewable Development Account funds are not allocated and the clean energy projects would not go forward.

Vote Tallies

All Votes R. DFL Ind.
Yes = 84 9 75 0
No = 49 49 0 0
Abstain = 0 0 0 0
Absent = 1 1 0 0
Votes by Member Name