Great news! MN Conservative Energy Forum supports repealing renewable energy mandates

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, the Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum (MNCEF) gave a presentation to the Republican Seniors of Minnesota.

During the question and answer section, Executive Director Kayla Christensen was asked if MNCEF supports repealing Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act, a government mandate requiring the state to derive 25 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025.

Christensen replied that yes, MNCEF does support repealing the NGEA, which you can see in the video below.

This is a very encouraging development that could mark a significant shift in how MNCEF operates. In previous legislative sessions, MNCEF has supported harmful legislation like Clean Energy First, but it appears new leadership may have given the organization a fresh perspective.

MNCEF deserves credit for this change in policy position because the far-left Energy Foundation was responsible for 86 percent of all the money MNCEF raised in 2017. The Energy Foundation also gave $1.9 million to MNCEF’s parent organization, the Conservative Energy Network in 2019.

Center of the American Experiment looks forward to working with MNCEF on persuading lawmakers that repealing mandates for wind and solar is a key way to reduce the cost of electricity in Minnesota and bolster the reliability of the electric grid.