The just-signed-into law ECO Act aims to improve the state’s energy efficiency program by supporting a greater range of technology and fuel choices available to Minnesotans.

“It’s a reform that has been needed for many years and I think the biggest thing is that the ECO Act modernizes the state’s outdated Conservation Improvement Program.”

Joyce Peppin with the Minnesota Rural Electric Association. Advocates say new energy efficiency projects established by the ECO Act are expected to create more jobs statewide. Current energy efficiency programs already support 45,000 Minnesota jobs.