by Bill Glahn
Center of the American Experiment
August 07, 2014
When Minnesota’s energy policy was focused on providing reliable, reasonably-priced service, the state’s electricity prices were low and competitive. But once “green energy” was subsidized and mandated as part of state policy, their electricity prices began to rise faster than other states. Now they are among the twenty states with the highest electricity prices. Most Minnesotans are willing to pay a little more for electricity if it means more green-sector jobs and a cleaner environment. Unfortunately, green policies are not producing those promised benefits. The state ought to stop adding new green energy mandates, review existing policies and eliminate those that are not producing tangible benefits for electricity consumers. Minnesota’s goal should be providing affordable, competitive electricity rates for its citizens.