Local Green Economy

According to a recent study, Minnesota stands to gain a significant boost in its economy if Congress passes an energy bill making this possible.

Minnesota's Road to Energy Independence study predicts that Minnesota may be able to add over 18-thousand new jobs in the fast-growing renewable energy industry.

On November 26th, Mayors R.T. Rybak and Chris Coleman joined the Blue Green Alliance, United Steelworkers, Environment America, and Minnesota-based Mortenson Construction at a press conference to discuss how Minnesota could generate thousands of new “green” jobs through manufacturing the components for wind turbines, solar panels, and other renewable energy equipment.

Story submitted by Emily Dussault, Production Assistance provided by Agatha Vaaler