The green energy gridlock at the Capitol

A closeup of the sun reflecting on a solar panel
A solar community solar garden on the roof of the Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.
Ben Hovland | MPR News 2023

More than 25 percent of Minnesota’s electricity now comes from renewable sources like wind and solar.

Despite the progress and growth of green energy, there’s still a backlog of projects waiting approval is slowing the growth of clean energy in Minnesota. A new proposed bill being considered by the state would streamline the permitting process.

Reporter Kristoffer Tigue wrote about this topic for Inside Climate News.

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