Researchers are studying ways to store CO2 underground or turn it into marketable products.
Current law in Minnesota obstructs beneficial electrification. Co-ops are working to change that.
The bill would provide a huge boost for co-ops struggling with the financial impacts of COVID-19.
Growing unemployment and declines in tourism, agriculture and oil prices are affecting co-ops.
Some co-op members are having trouble paying their electric bills after being laid off their jobs.
The impact on co-ops of lost electric sales and unpaid bills could total $10 billion through 2022.
The bill could help co-ops get broadband grants by showing which rural areas need service most.
Final bill doesn’t include provisions for co-ops to more easily begin carbon-capture programs.