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Renewable Energy

Minnesota has a goal of increasing the amount of energy generated from renewable sources to diversify the state's energy sources to maintain the quality of the state's air, water and environment. In 2016, approximately 21 percent of Minnesota energy generation came from renewable resources.

The portion of energy generated from renewables in Minnesota has increased rapidly since 2004 as a result of the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy policies. Minnesota's renewable energy and energy efficiency policies reduce mercury, ozone, carbon dioxide, and other pollutants, and provide a hedge against potential increases in the cost of electricity generated from fossil fuels.

The graph below shows the sources of Minnesota's energy generation over time. 

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

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