Minnesota's Energy Policy
Minnesota's Energy Policy At A Glance
- Derive 25% of total energy used from renewable sources by 2025
- Cut MN greenhouse gas emissions to 15% below 2005 base levels by 2012, 30% by 2025, 80% by 2050
- Statewide energy conservation goal of 1.5% annual retail electric and gas sales
- Reduce per capita use of fossil fuels 15% by 2015
- Achieving over 1 million MWh in electricity savings and 3.5 million MCF in natural gas savings - equivalent to the annual energy use of more than 75,000 homes.
- Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities saved a total of 1.0 percent and 0.5 percent savings, respectively, of 2007-2008 retail sales.
As a non-profit, an integral part of CEE's mission is to foster public policies that strengthen the long-term economic and environmental interests of all Minnesotans. We focus on saving energy, which remains the lowest cost and lowest impact way to meet Minnesota's future energy needs.
CEE's technical expertise, long history working with utilities and other agencies, and on-the-ground expertise in thousands of Minnesota's buildings make it a unique asset for shaping energy policy issues in Minnesota. CEE works with numerous stakeholders at the state and local level to provide technical guidance and creative policy solutions that strengthen our state's collective resources.