More people could be eligible for Xcel Energy’s Solar Rewards Program.
Sponsored by Rep. Marion O'Neill (R-Maple Lake), HF3232 would make the program easier to use by increasing the maximum capacity of solar energy systems eligible for incentives from 20 kilowatts to 40 kilowatts.
The House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee approved the bill, as amended, Tuesday and sent it to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Representing Ideal Energies, Reid LeBeau said the bill is corresponding policy language “that we need” after the Made in Minnesota Solar Program was repealed last year. That program provided incentives for projects up to 40 kilowatts, while Xcel’s Solar Rewards program was for projects up to 20 kilowatts – this bill closes that gap.
“This language is needed just to make sure the intended beneficiaries of that money – so that the law follows those beneficiaries – that’s really all this bill does,” LeBeau said.
The bill’s companion, SF2696, sponsored by David Osmek (R-Mound), is awaiting action on the Senate Floor.
'A very successful session?' Or, 'a debacle?' The reviews are mixed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 session.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
Republican legislative majority offers mixed reactions to proposed tax system overhauls and DMV fixes.
The latest numbers are a $517 million swing from the November forecast
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
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