The Next Generation Energy Board was established by the Governor and the Minnesota Legislature in 2007 as part of the Next Generation Energy Act. The "NextGen" Act established nation-leading requirements on Minnesota’s electric utilities, expanded and strengthened the state’s commitment to the development of locally-owned renewable energy projects and put Minnesota as one of the top states leading the way toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The NextGen Board's role is to develop bioenergy policies and recommendations to the Minnesota Legislature. The Board will research and recommend how the state can invest its resources to most efficiently achieve energy independence, agricultural and natural resources sustainability, and rural economic vitality.
Next Meeting: TBD
Members of the NextGen Energy Board:
Kevin Hennessy, Bioenergy Manager
Kevin.Hennessy@state.mn.us ~ 651-201-6223
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org