MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton spoke out Wednesday about the impact of clean energy on the state’s economy.
Dayton says there are now more than 59,000 jobs in Minnesota because of clean energy, and 2,700 jobs are expected to be added next year.READ MORE: Daunte Wright Shooting: Fmr. Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail Hours After Arrest, Manslaughter Charges
There has been a significant increase in clean energy jobs in greater Minnesota in places like St. Cloud, Duluth and Rochester.READ MORE: 'I Came Here To Honor': Community Members Mourn The Loss Of Daunte Wright
“It’s greatly encouraging to note that clean energy has made a great impact on Minnesota and even more for the future,” Dayton said. “Twenty-five percent now of Minnesota’s energy comes from renewable sources.”
Clean energy companies want certainty that the state’s clean energy policy will continue in the future.MORE NEWS: Miracle Baby Thrives After Being Given 0% Chance To Life Diagnosis
“Minnesota has made tremendous progress to advance clean energy and create jobs. But we must do more to build an even better, more environmentally sustainable future for our children and grandchildren,” Dayton said.