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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Forty-Eighth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 27, 2010

State of Minnesota Forty-Eighth Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Sixth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Representative Andrew Falk, Chair, called the forty-eighth meeting to order at 8:44 a.m. on April 27, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Falk, Andrew
Westrom, Torrey
Anderson, Bruce
Atkins, Joe
Beard, Michael
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
HORTMAN, Melissa
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita

Members excused:
Johnson, Sheldon

Members absent:
Hoppe, Joe
Welti, Andy

A quorum was not present.

HF3618 (Bly) Rate schedules established for certain renewable energy projects, surcharge established on electricity consumption, and reports required.

8:46 a.m.

Rep. Bly presented the bill.

8:49 a.m.

A quorum was present.

Rep. Hilty moved approval of the minutes of April 20, 2010. The motion prevailed. The minutes were adopted.

8:56 a.m.

Rep. Bly moved the HF3618.

Rep, Bly moved the H3618DE2 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testifying in favor or the bill:

Slides: Rationale for Community-Oriented Renewable Energy (CORE)
Mr. John Farrell, Research Associate
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
612-379-3815 x210 (w) |
1313 5th St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 | 612-379-3815

9:05 a.m.

Chart: Project Payment Structure
Slides: Community Options for Renewable Energy (CORE)
Handout: Community Options for Renewable Energy (CORE)

Ms. Lisa Daniels, Executive Director
612-870-3462 (w) | 612-270-7161 © | 612-813-5612 (fax) |
2105 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | 612-870-3461

Rep. Bly spoke to the bill.

9:31 a.m.

The author and testifiers stood for questions.

9:51 testifying against the bill:

Slides: Minnesota House Energy Finance and Policy Division.
Mr. Bill Glahn, Deputy Commissioner
Dept. of Commerce - Office of Energy Security
651-296-9325 (w) | 651-297-7891 (fax) |
85 7th Place E, Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55101-2198

10:04 a.m. - The meeting was adjourned.

Representative Bill Hilty, Chair

Committee Legislative Assistant

Links to Handouts:

Maedl, Marcus. "The German FIT for Renewable Energy -- A Bargain."

RenewablEenergyWorld. 14 April 2008.

Dohmen, Frank, Nils Klawitter, and Wolfgang Reuter. "Revolt of the Sun Kings; Solar Industry Fights to Save Subsides." 22 April 2010.,1518,690297,00.html

Van Loon, Jeremy. "Windmill Boom Curbs Electric Power Prices for RWE (Update 2)."

Bloomberg. 26 April 2010.

Gonzalez, Angel, and Keith Johnson. "Spain’s Solar-Power Collapse Dims Subsidy Model."

The Wall Street Journal. 8 September 2009.

Roberts, Martin. "Spain renewable industry fears subsidy cuts."

Reuters. 22 April 2010.
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Bills Added:
  • HF3618 (Bly) - Rate schedules established for certain renewable energy projects, surcharge established on electricity consumption, and reports required.