Minnesota clean energy permit reform bill advances

Several states are aiming to ramp up how much clean power electricity providers generate.
Minnesota House Majority Leader Jamie Long (D) speaks during the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

A bill that advanced out of a Minnesota House committee would speed up the permitting process for building clean energy projects, which supporters argue will help the state meet its goal of moving to 100% clean energy by 2040.

The measure was “laid over” by the Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee last week for possible inclusion on a larger package. A Senate companion measure has also been introduced.

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