How did a cold state in the Upper Midwest join the ranks of states with solar energy standards? This presentation (click for presentation with audio) explains the politics, process, and policy that led to Minnesota becoming the 17th state with a solar or distributed renewable energy standard in 2013. It was originally delivered to a webinar audience of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Progress (OREP) on July 16, 2013.
Click through or listen in to hear explanations of Minnesota’s new solar standard, the value of solar tariff, net metering changes, and community solar opportunity, with the legislative goals and the final product.
This presentation was the second in a two-part series by OREP on the Minnesota solar energy standard and was co-delivered by John Farrell, Director of Democratic Energy at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Erin Stojan Ruccolo, Director of Electricity Markets of Fresh Energy.
Presentation audio and slideshow available from OREP.
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