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Renewables could power Minnesota: study

Renewables could power Minnesota: study
Minnesota could get more than half its power from renewables by 2030, according to a study by the Wind Energy Foundation.


The state has a lot of biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, waste-to-energy and wind potential.  Harnessing these could add more than 6,000 MW of electricity, which is more than half of the state’s power needs.


Other benefits would be the creation of up to 1,200 permanent jobs with $76 million in annual wages.  Creating the infrastructure could also bring 35,000 construction jobs and $2 billion in construction wages.


Minnesota invested $11 billion in renewables from 2004 to 2013 and gets 20 percent of its power from renewables today.

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