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2015-2016 Regular Session

FIFTH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

January 26, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the fifth meeting to order at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
MAHONEY, Tim
CLARK, Karen
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LOONAN, Bob
METSA, Jason
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean


Members Excused:

SIMONSON, Erik

Representative Garofalo called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Loonan moved to approve the minutes from the previous hearing. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Beth Soholt, Wind on the Wires; Shanelle Evens Montana, EDF Renewables; Dave Easler, Vestas; Jeremy Wacker, Blattner Energy; Betsy Engelking, Geronimo Energy; Peter Nelson, Center of the American Experiment; Kristi Rosenquist, Citizen Energy Activist; Julie Pierce, Minnesota Power; Jon Brekke, Great River Energy; presented an overview of wind energy issues.

Representative Garofalo announced that the committee will hold two off-site hearings at the St. Paul RiverCentre on February 2nd and in Willmar on February 9th.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:32 p.m.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Overview on wind energy issues

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