1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/15/2010 01:19pm
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A bill for an act
relating to economic development; amending the definition of "green economy"
to include the concept of "green chemistry"; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008,
section 116J.437, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116J.437, subdivision 1, is amended to
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new text beginnew text end"Green economy" means products, processes, methods, technologies, or services
intended to do one or more of the following:
(1) increase the use of energy from renewable sources, including through achieving
the renewable energy standard established in section 216B.1691;
(3) achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of section 216H.02,
subdivision 1, including through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as defined in
section 216H.01, subdivision 2, or mitigation of the greenhouse gas emissions through,
but not limited to, carbon capture, storage, or sequestration;
(4) monitor, protect, restore, and preserve the quality of surface waters, including
actions to further the purposes of the Clean Water Legacy Act as provided in section
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(5) expand the use of biofuels, including by expanding the feasibility or reducing the
cost of producing biofuels or the types of equipment, machinery, and vehicles that can
use biofuels, including activities to achieve the biofuels 25 by 2025 initiative in sections
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For the purpose of clause (3), "green economy" includes strategies that reduce carbon
emissions, such as utilizing existing buildings and other infrastructure, and utilizing mass
transit or otherwise reducing commuting for employees.
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