Minnesota Director for the Coalition for a Secure Energy Future Joel Johnson Today Issued the Following Statement in Response to the Sierra Club’s Television Ad Campaign Initiated in Minnesota

Posted April 29, 2015

SAINT PAUL, MN – “Clearly, the Sierra Club isn’t considering hardworking Minnesota families and businesses that will see an increase in costs. Xcel Energy and Minnesota power have increased their renewables more than most utilities, and continue to be an example for the industry. Minnesotans need an all-of-the-above energy approach, including coal which is the best way to keep electricity prices low, create jobs, and provide necessary power for our communities. A healthy balance of renewable energy, as well as traditional sources of power, is key to keeping the lights on in Minnesota and protecting the quality of life we’ve come to enjoy. It’s not realistic to meet the energy demands in Minnesota without coal as part of the energy mix.”