MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota is getting more of its electricity from the sun, wind and water.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce says 21 percent of the state’s energy now comes from renewable resources, which is up from 6 percent ten years ago.
The greatest source of renewable power is wind at 17 percent. But a number of large solar projects should greatly increase the amount of electricity Minnesota gets from the sun this year.
Energy from coal was reduced from 62 percent to 44 percent in the last decade.
Minnesota has one of the most aggressive renewable energy standards in the country, calling for 25 percent by 2025.