Senate Committee on Environment and Energy January 24, 2013

Minnesota Greenhouse Gas Inventory
• Next Generation Energy Act Reduction Goals • Biennial progress reporting

• Data spans 1970-2010

Progress to meeting reduction goals

Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 2010

Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Generation, 2010

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Generation

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation, 2010

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation

Changes in Emissions 2005-2010
Agriculture Industrial Residential Waste

Electric Utilities
Transportation Commercial

Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Preliminary projection of transportation emissions

Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG)
• Convened by Governor Pawlenty in 2007 • 56 Stakeholders representing a vast range of public/private-sector organizations and citizen interests • A consensus-building process to develop state-level policy recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Climate Action Plan to be based on 216H.02
216H.02 GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS CONTROL. Subdivision 1. Greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal. It is the goal of the state to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors producing those emissions to a level at least 15 percent below 2005 levels by 2015, to a level at least 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and to a level at least 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. The levels shall be reviewed based on the climate change action plan study.

MCCAG Recommendations
• About 50 specific policy recommendations in the following categories:
• Residential, Commercial and Industrial • Energy Supply • Transportation and Land Use • Agriculture, Forestry and Waste Management • Cap and Trade

Summary of MCCAG Analysis
225 200 175 MMtCO2e 150 125 100 75 50 25 0 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020 2025
Projected GHG Emissions after Existing Actions Next Generation Energy Act Targets Projected Emissions After Quantified MCCAG Reductions Projected GHG emissions


David Thornton Assistant Commissioner Pollution Control Agency Bill Grant Deputy Commissioner Department of Commerce