Clean Energy First Act will increase electricity costs for Minnesotans

This week the Minnesota Senate’s Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy Committee passed S.F. 1456, billed as the Clean Energy First Act. Isaac Orr, policy fellow at Center of the American Experiment, previously testified against provisions in the bill that will lead to higher electricity costs for Minnesota families.

Orr released the following statement:

“Residential electric bills have reached new all-time highs in Minnesota, and this record will continue to be broken if the Clean Energy First Act becomes the law of the land. The bill paves the way for more unreliable, expensive forms of energy like wind turbines and solar installations, the key reason electricity prices in Minnesota continue to skyrocket. Republican attempts to cut taxes are pointless if Minnesota families are then forced to spend more of their hard-earned money to keep the lights on.”