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Karin Housley on Energy & Oil

 

 


Paris Climate Accord would cost trillions & kill jobs

Climate Change: Consider climate change a serious threat?

Smith: Yes. "Climate change is real & poses a threat to our economy & our health." Pushed for 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030 in Minnesota & helped expand renewable energy in state government.

Housley: Unclear. Opposed Paris Climate Accord, says would cost trillions, kill jobs & hinder oil, gas, coal & manufacturing. Wants a "balanced approach to climate policy."

Source: 2017-2018 Minnesota special election CampusElect.org Guide , Nov 1, 2018

Diverse portfolio of energy: wind, solar, fossil fuels

Housley said she is in favor of renewable sources of energy. But, she said, she does not favor a homogeneous set of energy sources, instead electing for a diverse and balanced portfolio--whether that's wind power or solar, or oil and other forms of fossil fuel.

"Nobody disagrees that clean energy is good energy, but it's not the only source of energy," Housley said. "You really have to work with everybody and not be all in on one form of energy."

Source: Brainerd Dispatch: 2017-8 Minnesota Special Senate Election , Jul 31, 2018

Increase Minnesota's Renewable Energy Standard to 50%

Lawmakers from both parties were chief authors of a bill to increase Minnesota's Renewable Energy Standard to 50% by 2030. The legislation would update existing Renewable Energy Standard, which has lowered energy costs, grown clean energy jobs, and increased tax payments to communities. This outstanding leadership by Rep. Joe Schomacker, Rep. Erin Maye Quade, Sen. Karin Housley, and Sen. Nick Frentz helps build on Minnesota's tradition of bipartisan support for market driven clean energy policy.
Source: Fresh-Energy.org on 2017-8 Minnesota special election , Feb 27, 2017

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