Minnesota Power’s clean energy plans receive regulatory approval

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Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 9:30 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN. (Northern News Now) - Minnesota Power can now move forward with plans to provide carbon-free energy.

Thursday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the next phase of the company’s ‘Energy Forward’ mission.

Its goals include:

Reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2035, achieving more than 70% renewable energy by 2030, adding a significant amount of wind and solar energy, and ending all coal use by 2035.

The company says its ultimate goal is to provide 100% carbon-free energy by 2050.

That’s part of the reason Minnesota Power has proposed increasing customer rates by 18%.