Walz signs bill that requires Minnesota-produced energy to be carbon-free by 2040

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Governor Tim Walz signed a bill Tuesday afternoon that requires that all energy produced in Minnesota be carbon-free by the year 2040.

It’s a plan that Gov. Tim Walz included in his full budget proposal and is supported by DFL lawmakers.

The entire bill signing conference can be viewed below:

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Many Republicans opposed the bill because of concerns about electrical grid problems that could happen in extreme temperatures when demand peaks.

Some lawmakers say it would make the state a leader in clean energy.

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Click the video player at the top of the story to watch the full bill signing.