Big industry, utilities win on energy legislation in Minnesota
Iron mines, electric utilities and the biofuel industry came out winners in energy-related measures passed at the close of the Legislature.
But people with rooftop solar panels now face fees from municipal and cooperative electric companies, which convinced lawmakers that homegrown generators don’t pay their fair share of the power grid.
The energy measures, contained in agriculture and energy-jobs bills, are now before Gov. Mark Dayton, who said Tuesday he was still studying them.