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As America and Minnesota look to increase the use of renewable fuels, particularly wind and solar, there are significant economic development opportunities for the communities that can capitalize on the building and serving the needs of these industries.
Minnesota added 2,737 jobs related to clean energy in 2018, a 4.7 percent increase, according to a study released Tuesday.
The number of Minnesota jobs in energy efficiency and renewable energy grew by nearly 5 percent from 2017 to 2018, bringing total clean energy jobs to more than 61,000, according to a report released Tuesday at the State Capitol.
Long seen as a slow region for solar deployment, the U.S. Midwest has seen an explosion of project development in recent years. And while there is still a lot of speculation and uncertainty, one way or another this region is going to see major development.
"We are outpacing other states," the governor said. "Now is the time for Minnesota to seize the momentum."
St. Cloud has gone from virtually no renewable energy, excluding the city’s hydroelectric dam operated by Xcel Energy, to covering nearly 65 percent of the power for its public facilities over the past three years.
Minnesota is leading the charge on the clean energy transformation taking place across the U.S. energy landscape.
Minnesota is rapidly changing how it produces electricity, according to a report released earlier this month by energy research group BloombergNEF.
Minnesota has "some of the best wind resources in the U.S.," new report says.
Gov. Tim Walz has set an ambitious goal for Minnesota to get 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050.