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SF 2764

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/01/2019 03:48pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to greenhouse gas emissions; requiring a study.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginGREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION STRATEGY; REPORT.
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new text begin (a) The commissioner of commerce must develop benchmarks and strategies designed
to significantly accelerate the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota by 2030,
including strategies to:
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new text begin (1) increase energy efficiency in all buildings, including residential buildings;
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new text begin (2) provide consumers with tools to manage energy use automatically, remotely, and
electronically;
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new text begin (3) present consumers with financial incentives to shift energy use to periods when
systemwide demand and the cost of generation are low;
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new text begin (4) electrify all sectors of the economy currently powered by fossil fuels;
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new text begin (5) increase carbon sequestration in Minnesota lands and wetlands;
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new text begin (6) incentivize the adoption of energy storage systems to accelerate the use of wind and
solar resources; and
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new text begin (7) modernize the electric grid and promote the use of distributed energy resources.
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new text begin (b) By November 30, 2019, the commissioner shall submit a report containing the
benchmarks and strategies to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with primary jurisdiction over energy policy.
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