The ECO Act of 2021—the Energy Conservation & Optimization Act—is a bipartisan bill authored by Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids) and Sen. Jason Rarick (R-Pine City). ECO builds on the state’s energy efficiency plan, the Conservation Improvement Program. The legislation increases annual energy-savings goals, allows new pathways for efficiency innovation, and raises commitments to energy conservation programs for low-income households. In doing so, the ECO Act contributes to emissions reductions, energy innovation, job creation, and consumer cost savings.
Energy Efficiency with the ECO Act of 2021 | HF 164
The Energy Conservation & Optimization Act of 2021 was passed by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by Governor Walz.
What a yes means
A “Yes” vote means Minnesota's existing energy efficiency programs would be enhanced to support new technologies and consumer choices while providing more jobs in the energy efficiency sector.
What a no would have meant
A “No” vote means Minnesota's existing energy efficiency programs will not be able to take advantage of the latest efficiency technologies or provide additional opportunities for residential energy efficiency updates.
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