Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: May 26, 2021 08:02 AM
Created: May 26, 2021 07:56 AM

A new, bipartisan energy conservation act in Minnesota was signed into law.

The governor’s office released an update Wednesday that stated Gov. Tim Walz signed the Energy Conservation and Optimization Act (ECO Act) in an effort to “strengthen Minnesota’s energy conservation programs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs across the state.”

“We know that investing in energy conservation and beneficial fuel switching means that Minnesota’s homes and businesses run more efficiently and have a lower impact on our environment,” Walz said in a statement. “The ECO Act will help Minnesota families and small businesses save money, create good-paying jobs, and, most importantly, protect Minnesota’s environment for generations to come.”