Northern MN’s biggest energy provider, Minnesota Power, is asking for a bailout to prolong its old, dirty coal plants. Rather than waste hundreds of millions of dollars prolonging the life of ancient coal plants, Minnesota Power should invest in the economy of Northern MN by investing clean energy and energy efficiency.
Clean energy and energy efficiency help make industry internationally competitive while building job-creating wind and solar energy projects. Minnesota Power should invest in making Northern Minnesota a clean energy leader by expanding energy efficiency and building renewable energy at scale in Northern Minnesota. We have the opportunity to tell Minnesota Power and the Public Utilities Commission that the people in Northern Minnesota want clean energy jobs and not investment in old, dirty inefficient coal plants.