On Feb. 7, Minnesota became the 11th state in the nation to commit to reaching 100% clean electricity, as Gov. Tim Waltz signed legislation requiring the state’s utilities to get 100% of their electricity from carbon-free sources by 2040. Together, the 11 states account for more than a quarter of our country’s total electricity consumption.
“When we set a goal of 10 states committed to 100% back in 2018, we intended that our early victory in California would ripple out to other states … and it did, as our later campaigns led to victories in Maine, New Mexico and beyond,” said Johanna Neumann, senior director of our national 100% Renewable Energy campaign.
“This victory in Minnesota is a testament to the momentum of a good idea whose time has come. That’s why we’re setting our sights on getting five more states committed to 100% clean and renewable energy this year.”