Ben Granley, Werner Electric President, met with MN Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota State Senators Karin Housley and Nick Frentz, among others on Thursday at the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss the importance of Clean Energy jobs. Jobs related to clean energy in Minnesota have grown 5.3 percent over the past year, a significant uptick that prompted a bipartisan team of state lawmakers and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to call Thursday for boosting the state’s renewable energy goals in 2018.
The state of Minnesota is currently working to ensure that 25 percent of its energy comes from renewable sources by 2025. Housley and Frentz want to increase that goal to 50 percent by 2030.
WCCO’s Bill Hudson spoke with Ben after the press conference to learn more about how Werner Electric is being a Clean Energy job leader in the state of Minnesota.