Energy Efficiency ECO Act | HF 4502

House voted Yes
| May 11, 2020
About this Legislation
Chief Author

The Energy Conservation and Optimization Act of 2020 | HF 4502

The ECO Act builds upon Minnesota’s existing energy efficiency program by supporting a greater range of technology and fuel choices available to Minnesotans. Additionally, the ECO Act improves access to energy efficiency updates for residents of Greater Minnesota and low-income communities while adapting more flexible guidelines for large and small utilities to meet their energy efficiency goals. Energy efficiency projects established by the ECO Act will also create jobs in the clean energy industry.


The House approved the ECO Act on May 11, 2020. However, the Senate did not vote on the bill, so it was not passed during the 2020 Regular Legislative Session.

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.

Vote Tallies

All Votes R. DFL Ind.
Yes = 79 5 74 0
No = 55 54 1 0
Abstain = 0 0 0 0
Absent = 0 0 0 0
Votes by Member Name