Media: Minnesota lawmakers poised to pass updated energy conservation law (Energy News Network)

May 15, 2020

From Energy News Network: 

...The Energy Conservation and Optimization Act updates the state’s Conservation Improvement Program, which state officials say has provided $6 billion in benefits and created 46,000 jobs...

...Proponents say the bill would give utilities credit for a broader range of efficiency programs and boosts initiatives directed at low-income households. They argue the bill would create more jobs and give utilities more flexibility in meeting state carbon reduction goals...

...Center for Energy and Environment policy and external affairs director Mike Bull agrees. “Maybe the most important consideration for passing this bill now would be the local stimulus opportunities,” he said. “The kinds of projects that are implemented under [the Conservation Improvement Program] are inherently local projects, using local contractors to lower costs for local homes and businesses.”...

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