Decarbonizing the energy economy and avoiding the worst effects of climate change is the order of the day in the Biden administration and state capitols nationwide. Most recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule aimed at further reducing carbon emissions from coal and natural gas-fired power plants. The proposed rule looks to
On February 8, 2023, the State of Minnesota enacted House File 7 (“H.F. 7”) to modify electric utility standards and revises the state’s goals for generating carbon-free electricity by 2040. As discussed below, H.F. 7 significantly modifies the legal frameworks that direct and incentivize future Minnesota electric sector developments and has implications for regional energy policy.