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Last night, Governor Walz signed the 100% Clean Energy by 2040 bill into law. It requires Minnesota utilities to provide 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2040 taking great steps to combat climate change and expand clean energy jobs in the state. This is an exciting moment for Minnesota in furthering its climate action goals and has incredible potential to expedite Augsburg’s climate mitigation efforts.
I encourage you to read the Commentary piece on the legislation in the Minnesota Reformer. (https://minnesotareformer.com/2023/02/01/minnesota-college-students-write-on-the-urgency-of-the-legislatures-2040-climate-plan/) Augsburg senior and Environmental Studies major, Zoe Barany, was its co-author along with peers from universities across the state. They advocated for the very 100% Clean Energy legislation that Governor Walz signed into law. To read more about this law’s impacts on Augsburg climate goals, check out the latest Sabo Center blog post linked below.