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SIXTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

ENERGY AND CLIMATE FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of the Energy and Climate Finance & Policy Division, called the first meeting to order at 9:46 A.M. on, January 31, 2019, in room 120 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Acomb
Baker
Bierman
Boe
Christensen
Garofalo
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Mekeland
Rarick
Stephenson

Members excused:

Representative Stephenson moved adoption of the January 29, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Mayor Dave Kleis, St. Cloud, and Pat Shae, Director of Public Services for St. Cloud, presented to the committee on the city’s renewable energy and energy efficiency progress.

Michael Reese, Renewable Energy Director at the University of Minnesota Morris, presented to the committee on the Morris Model.

Pat Collins, Science Teacher at Chisago Lakes Middle School, presented to the committee on the process of renewable energy investments at the Chisago Lakes School District.

Dan Juhl, Chairman of the Board for Juhl Energy, presented to the committee on the company’s different renewable energy projects.

Troy Adams, General Manager for Elk River Municipal Utilities, presented to the committee on the current state of their energy portfolio and investments in renewables.

Public Testimony:
Tim Rudnicki, Executive Director of the Minnesota Biofuels Association

The meeting adjourned at 11:17 A.M.









Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair






Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Minnesotans making progress in energy efficiency, renewables and climate change Mayor Dave Kleis, St. Cloud Mayor Kim Norton, Rochester Michael Reese, Renewable Energy Director, University of Minnesota Morris Pat Collins, Teacher, Chisago Lakes Middle School Dan Juhl, Chairman of the Board, Juhl Energy Troy Adams, General Manager, Elk River Municipal Utilities Note: Additional testifiers may be added to the agenda

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