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MN Task Force Has Ideas for Green Economy

A task force of two dozen legislators and interest leaders presented a plan Monday for a Green Enterprise Authority, the Pioneer Press reported.

After nearly a year of research, the Green Jobs Task Force made recommendations about how the state economy can integrate green jobs, the Star Tribune reported via The Associated Press.

Task Force co-chair Sen. Ellen Anderson said that the proposals would create 20,000 new jobs and retain 50,000 more by 2020, the Star Tribune reported.

In addition to helping to create green jobs, the Authority would be concerned with grant and loan programs, public renovations for energy efficiency, and water recycling, the Pioneer Press reported.

The Authority could include one or members of the state government, so as to utilize state agencies and finances, the Pioneer Press reported.