Move Minnesota Beyond Coal to Clean Energy

Precinct caucuses are meetings organized by Minnesota’s political parties to begin shaping the party platform. Caucuses are held in locations across Minnesota, are open to the public, and participation is encouraged.

What: Pass a caucus resolution at your 2016 Precinct Caucus


When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7p.m.


Where: Check with the Minnesota Election Caucus Finder (http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/)

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Whereas, Minnesota is on a path to clean energy, but still is overdependent on dirty coal, a major cause of health issues (e.g. asthma) and climate change, as coal still fuels nearly half of Minnesotas electricity.

 

Whereas, the feasibility of renewable energy has already been demonstrated with most Minnesota utilities already achieving Minnesota’s renewable energy standard (25% by 2025) and solar standard (1.5% by 2020).

Whereas, Minnesota’s clean energy industry has created more than 15,000 jobs, many with family-sustaining wages, and is one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy;

Whereas, energy efficiency conservation programs save Minnesota families and businesses millions of dollars each year and provide good jobs that cant be outsourced;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Minnesota’s leaders move Minnesota beyond coal to clean energy by: