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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 14, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION



CLIMATE AND ENERGY FINANCE AND POLICY MINUTES

Representative Jamie Long, Chair of the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on January 14th, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Long, Jamie, Chair
Acomb, Patty, Vice Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Bierman, Robert
Boe, Greg
Christensen, Shelly
Franson, Mary
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Hollins, Athena
Hornstein, Frank
Igo, Spencer
Lee, Fue
Lippert, Todd
Lislegard, Dave
Mekeland, Shane
Munson, Jeremy
Stephenson, Zack

A quorum was present.

Presentations were made on climate solutions being pursued in Minnesota

Testifying:
• Amelia Cerling Hennes, Communication and Public Affairs, Clean Energy Economy Minnesota
• Robert Blake, Executive Director Native Sun
• Jon Brekke, V.P. and Chief Power Supply Officer, Great River Energy
• David Mortenson, Chairman, Mortenson Company
• Kevin Pranis, Manager, Laborers’ International Union of North American
• Andy Snope, Legislative and Political Director, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
• Dayna Burtness, Nettle Valley Farm and Solar United Member
• Sachi Graber, Climate Policy Associate at The Nature Conservancy
• Shannon Mortenson, City Administrator, Warren Minnesota
• Matt Rohn – Northfield ISAIAH Leader
• Amy Fredregill, Director, Sustainable Growth Coalition, Environmental Initiative
• Dr. Gayle Schueller Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M
• Emilio Tenuta, Vice-President, Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab
• Greg Downing, Cargill, Sustainability Lead on Climate

The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 PM.
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Representative Jamie Long, Chair


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Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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House TV Video:
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1:51 Climate Solutions in Minnesota.




This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Agenda:
Climate Solutions in Minnesota

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

Note: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.

Meeting documents will be posted on the committee website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92008