2023 session outcomes: Energy
Lawmakers focused heavily on decarbonization this session, passing policies that force individuals and companies to take steps toward sustainability, regardless of cost. The Minnesota Chamber’s ongoing goal is to ensure policymakers understand the price that businesses are paying for power and seek to maintain reliable and cost-effective power at competitive prices.
EV expansion, subsidies: The state passed policies this year that will expand electric vehicle infrastructure through customer utility bills. This includes over $100 million in energy subsidies for electric vehicles, solar panels, heat pumps, electrical panels and battery storage through direct grants and rebates.
Broadband: Minnesota has made traction in recent years in statewide broadband access. This access is required to grow regional economies and close the workforce gap. This legislative session, the Minnesota Chamber helped secure $100 million in broadband funding, with $30 million designated for less densely-populated areas.
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