Walz's 2050 carbon-free electricity plan gets first hearing

Walz's 2050 carbon-free electricity plan gets first hearing Photo: Joe Mazan/KSTP

March 12, 2019 02:08 PM

Gov. Tim Walz's plan for Minnesota to get 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources came under criticism at its first hearing, with representatives from some of the state's smaller utilities they can't meet that goal.

Joel Johnson, a lobbyist for Minnkota Power Cooperative, testified Tuesday before the House Energy and Climate committee that the plan is "misguided and unrealistic." He says even the big utilities don't know how they'll hit the target.


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