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MN Energy Future Scoping Study - Stakeholder Workshop

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

MN Energy Future Scoping Study - Stakeholder Workshop

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Minnesota Energy Future Scoping Study

Legislation passed in 2013 requires the Minnesota Department of Commerce to develop the scope for a Minnesota Energy Future Study of how the state can transition to a sustainable energy system that does not rely on fossil fuels  (Scoping for a Renewable Energy Study: MN Laws 2013, Chapter 85 HF 729, Article 12, Section 7). 

Meeting Materials

Agenda  (.pdf)

Review of Studies (14MB | .pdf)  Before the workshop, attendees are encouraged to preview the Review of Studies report prepared by the Rocky Mountain Institute.  This report provides a helpful summary of commonalities and differences across ten studies, completed between 2010 and 2012, that explore the potential for significant carbon and/or fossil fuel reductions.  Categories of information evaluated include study goals, timeframe, sectors, geographic bounds, technologies considered, assumptions, granularity, findings and gaps.

Presentations

·         Commerce - Background and Process Overview (.pdf)

·         Rocky Mountain Institute - Study Approach Options (.pdf)

 

Workshop Objectives:

  • Present a review and assessment of prior related studies and begin strategic framing for the Minnesota work;
  • Introduce options for the Minnesota Scoping Study;
  • Hear feedback from stakeholders.

The Minnesota Energy Future Study, if authorized and funded, is anticipated to evaluate the following:

  • How can emerging technologies and practices transform energy use in Minnesota?
  • Are there potential cross-sector opportunities in electricity, transportation, thermal (heating and cooling), industry and agriculture?
  • What strategies should be considered to end Minnesota's contribution to greenhouse gases within the next few decades in a cost-effective manner?

More information on the Scoping Study and other 2013 Energy Legislation Initiatives is available on the Division of Energy Resources website.  

 

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Science Museum of Minnesota Auditorium
120 Kellogg Blvd W
St Paul, MN 55102

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)


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